maggi perencah kari

Oh, I love this maggi perencah kari flavor.

I love spicy food and this one is just perfect for me. This is a product from Malaysia. And as far as I know, this is only available in Mindanao more specifically at the barter trade.

I really craved on this for many years now. And I am just so glad that a good friend of mine had a trip to Zamboanga last week and granted my request to buy me some.

Now, I am satisfied. Uhmmm… yum…yum…Thanks friend.



I found this in my table early this morning:

I was absent yesterday at hindi ko alam kung sino gumamit sa aking workstation.

And as much as I want to start my day right, hindi ko maiwasang mairita. *grrr*


Happiness is…

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands,
because if we are not grateful,
then no matter how much we have we will not be happy
-- because we will always want to have something else or something more.
~David Steindl-Rast~

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
~George Sand~

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln~

Though we decided to just stay at home to avoid the traffic outside and the crowds rushing to the malls, we make sure that we spent quality time as a family. We played, we watched movies and we had simple foods on the table as well.

Hubby also surprised me with this beautiful roses and chocolate, and that made me the happiest wife in the world.

KA was very happy too. Aside from all the attentions that she got from me and her papa, she also received this red rose and chocolate. Happiness talaga!

How about you? How's your Valentine's day?


2010 valentine's tag!

Nuts tagged me with this. I know it’s a little bit late but I want to still post it here in my blog. Wika nga, “it’s better late than never”. Thank you very much sis for this tag.

Here are some simple mechanics:
1. Post this tag in your blog (multiple blogs allowed) with these mechanics.
2. Don’t forget to use the widget above linking to the site
3. Post a photo of anything that has the color red.
4. Include also a saying or quote related to LOVE or the LOVE MONTH.
5. Tag as many as you can and instruct them to get back to Arlene's site to leave their url if they have joined.

This red mug was a Christmas present two years ago from a friend/officemate. I love this mug. This is where I drink my coffee every morning. And it reminds me to start the day right.

For the quote, here’s what I want to share with you today:

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then
subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out
whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable
that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not
breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of
eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince
ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has
burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I
had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the
pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and
not two.- Captain Corelli's Mandolin6. "Love is the beauty of the soul."
~St. Augustine~

Now, since it is a little bit late, I will not going to tag anyone!


ligawan blues

Since it is valentine, let's talk a little about courtship. Tingnan natin kung paano na nga ba nabago ang pamamaraan ng panliligaw ngayon kumpara noong mga panahon.

During my days, guys usually expressed their feelings by writing love letters. Ang iba ay dinadaan sa isang kaibigan, yon bang meron tulay na tinatawag na kung minsan eh nadadapa at ang tulay ang nakakatuluyan. Meron ding malakas ang loob na hanapin ang bahay ng babae at dalawin ito sa bahay, kahit na gaano pa ito kalayo o kahit alam nyang mahirap ang kanyang haharapin dahil kailangan nyang harapin muna ang mga magulang at kapatid ng nililigawan. Meron ding nagliligawan habang naglalakad sa daan galing sa paaralan o kung saan mang sayawan o pasyalan. Meron ding pabigay-bigay ng bulaklak, chocolates at kung anu-ano pa. Meron ding nanghaharana. At meron ding mga lalaking may pagkamakata at dinadaan sa tula ang kanilang nararamdaman.

Nais ko ding ibahagi sainyo ang pinakaunang tulang aking natanggap mula sa pangalawang lalaking nanligaw sa akin mahigit isang dekada na ang nakakaraan. Ang sabi nya:

E...ang taguri sa iyong pangalan
Pangalan mo'y kay gandang pakinggan
At ang iyong mukha'y maganda rin naman
Sa pag-uugali ay wala kang kapantay.

Di ko maintindihan itong aking nararamdaman
Di maipahayag dahil kinakabahan
Pag ika'y nakikita at sinasabayan
Parang nanunuyo ang aking lalamunan.

Ewan ko talaga kung paano ko sasabihin
Ang itinitibok nitong aking damdamin
Tibok ng puso'y di mapipigil
Ng sinumang taong umiibig ana rin.

Nananalangin ako sa Poon nating Ama
Na bigyan ng tanglaw itong aking nadarama
Upang maipahayag ng wala ng kaba
Upang sa gayo'y maging maligaya.

Nakakatuwa at nakakakilig, di ba? Minsan masarap alalahanin ang mga ganitong panahon. At ang stage ng pagliligawan naman talaga ay puno ng tamis ng pag-iibigan.

Pero sa panahon ngayon, meron ng ibang nadagdag sa mga pamamaraan ng panliligaw. Meron ng sa email nagliligawan. Meron namang tawag sa telepono at meron ding sa text nalang nagliligawan.

Ikaw paano ka ba nanligaw o nanliligaw? O paano ka ba niligawan o nililigawan? Maaari mo bang maibahagi sa amin? Gusto lang naman naming muling kiligin ngayong araw ng mga puso.

***this is also my entry to 52Woc task #49.


happy valentine friends!

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"I love you, not only for what you are,

But for what I am when I am with you."

~Roy Croft~

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;

what is essential is invisible to the eye."

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~

"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee,

to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person.

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."

~Erich Fromm~

hey, how are you guys? I've been so quiet for more than a week already. Life is full of challenges for me right now but i know i really have to be strong. I just need some inspirations and motivations here.
Anyway, Valentine's day is soon to be here. Saan ang date natin mga kapatid? hehehe. I think i'll just stay at home. Iwas trapik at iwas gastos na din. lol.
Friends, saan man at sino man ang kadate nyo this coming Valentine, i just hope that you'll enjoy the day.


happy 101 award

Cheers for my first ever blog award for 2010. Thank you very much nuts for this award.

The rule is simple, post this logo and list down ten things that make you happy.So here’s my list:

my daughter
my husband
my family
my friends
my job
my new digicam
my new notebooks & books
your comments
chocolates & flowers
anything free

Now I'm sharing this award to all the bloggers listed in my blogroll. So guys, feel free to grab this award.


january 2010: inspirational quotes

Few years ago, during the time when I was so down and blue, I decided to subscribe to receive in my email a daily inspirational quote.

From then, I get used to check my email every morning to check and be inspired.

For this year, I would like to share with you all the inspirational quotes that I had received and will going to receive on a monthly basis so you will be inspired too.

To start with, here’s what I got for the month of January:

☺ Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. --Henry Van Dyke

☺ You can't hammer a nail over the Internet. --Alan Binder

☺ Most of the things worth doing in the world have been declared impossible before they were done. --Justice Louis Braindeis

☺ Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. --Grace Hansen

☺ With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. --Thomas Foxwell Buxton

☺ The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. --Hans Hofmann

☺ When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity. --Linda Naiman

☺ Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. --Vincent Van Gogh

☺ I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself. --Jose Ortega Y Gasset

☺ We live in a world of ever-depleting resources. Money is no longer the currency. Air, water and soil are the currencies for the future. --Woody Tasch

☺ Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. --Albert Camus

☺ If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. --Alex Noble

☺ Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. --Lowell Thomas

☺The best time to do the things you want to do is now. --Megan, diagnosed with leukemia at 17

☺ No one wishes for crisis, but when crises come, they can call forth our best impulses, those of compassion, courage, creativity, and community.(...) If our generation is called to bear a burden of that healing, it is a powerful calling and honor and one within our capability. --David Spangler

☺ Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. --Joseph Campbell

☺ "Knowledge is not the same as wisdom."
"Yeah, what's the difference?"
"You know how to clean a windshield, right?"
"Wisdom is doing it." --Peaceful Warrior

☺ Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. --Chinese proverb

☺ Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. --St. Augustine

☺ The biggest, most unquestioned answer of our culture is our relationship with money. It is there that we keep alive--at a high cost--the flame and mythology of scarcity. --Lynne Twist

☺ All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. --Pablo Picasso

☺ Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti. --Dr. Paul Farmer

☺ Education is the movement from darkness to light. --Allan Bloom

☺ Everyone has too much of something, whether it's time, talent or treasure. Everyone does have their own half, you just have to find it. --Hannah Salwen

☺ We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. --Immanuel Kant

☺ "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." --Thomas Fuller

☺ We people of the world need to find ways to get to know one another--for then we will recognize that our likenesses are much greater than our differences, however great our differences may seem. --Peace Pilgrim

☺ To have a good idea you must first have lots of ideas. --Linus Pauling

Have a happy week ahead guys!

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