Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hubby and the birds...

Before going to Tampa Airport, hubby got something for the birds... the bread. I wanted to feed the birds myself coz they are fun to watch waiting for the bread that you are going to give and some of them fly just in front of you to catch the bread if you throw it but we don't have enough time to feed the birds and I want to take a photo. So I told hubby to feed the birds and I'll take a photo of him feeding them. Here it is.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Plan on having a baby...

This pregnancy is a true blessing for me and hubby. Before we got married, we agreed not to have a baby for the first 2 yrs of marriage coz we want to enjoy each other as married couple. Our 2nd yr anniversary will be this coming October 28th of this year. I told hubby also that it's okay to have a baby if my tooth implant is done and that happened last June. There are times that I want to have a baby if I see a cute baby at the stores or mall. But I was taking pills for my hormone imbalance and I heard that it's not good to get pregnant while taking the pills. A friend of mine who's a nurse working in California told me that I have to stop taking the pills and after 3 months my uterus should be ready for the baby. I did stop taking the pills and after 3 to 4 months I'm pregnant. We didn't really plan to get pregnant this year but it happens the way we planned it before. I just remember what our plan was and it seems that God was listening to us when hubby and I were talking about when to have a baby. Isn't it amazing? The baby comes at the right time. :)


Friday, August 22, 2008

Curious Mind

Hubby and I are always at my mother-in-law’s place after lunch. Hubby started packing things so he can sort out of which things that my mother-in-law wanted to bring to Alabama or give away. Hubby doesn’t want me to be bored while staying at my mother-in-law’s place coz it’s supposed to be our vacation. I just told hubby that I’ll be fine as long as there’s an internet connection. I’m so thankful that my mother-in-law’s internet connection works better than the one at the hotel that hubby and I stay. So while hubby is busy packing his mom’s things, I’m also busy blogging. My mother-in-law noticed that I’m busy typing so she asked me today if I’m making a thesis. Haha It’s so funny. I just say No and didn’t tell her about my blog coz she might ask me what I blog about then the questions might go on and on and on.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Philippine Costume Fashion Show

I took this photos during the Inaugural Ball of the Filipino Society in Alabama. I like the costumes and had fun seeing those clothes again. Here are the photos.

Wife and daughter of a Filipino man.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Busy busy busy

Yes, it's been days that I've been busy. Last week Friday after work hubby and I went to church coz it's a Holy Day of Obligation. After church I hurriedly went to Chinese Buffet where my Filipina friends were waiting for me for dinner. We had fun talking about anything that we didn't know we stayed there for 2 hours already. We headed to Starbucks to get a cup of coffee and went home before the store close. Saturday night I woke up late coz I chat a relative of mine in the Philippines until 4:00 AM. Whew! I asked about recipes that I crave and the story went on and on and on. Then at 6:00 PM, hubby and I went to Marriott Hotel for the Philippine Heritage Group 12th Inaugural Ball. I had fun there while hubby got bored (hehe) and we went home after midnight. It's nice to see other Filipinos there. Though hubby is not used to going to the party but he said that he'll do it to support me coz I want to attend the party. Then comes Sunday, time for packing things for our travel to Florida to visit my mother-in-law and hopefully maybe a little vacation for hubby and me. Monday, we arrived safe in Tampa Florida. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Spread the Blog Love

I want to thank Jona for sharing this blog love with me. Thanks a lot girl! *_*

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(Pls. don't remove) Credits: Elements/Paper by Dani Mogstad/ Layout by JennyLRules:1. Don't remove the credits when you post the image2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.4. Remember to come back here at A SLICE OF LIFE (pls. don't change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.6. Spread the BLOG LOVE FEVER!!BLOGGERS:

1.Jenny Said So 2.) Simply Jen 3.) This and That 4.) Bargain.Sales.Deals. 5. A Slice of Life 6.) Aussie Talks 7. When Mom Talks 8. Mommy Talks 9 Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 10 All Kinds of Me Stuff 11 The Salad Caper 12. Winding Creek Circle 13. InkBabyStudios 14. Me and Mine 15. Creative in Me 16. For the LOVE of Food 17. Little Peanut 18. Pea in a Pod 19. It’s Where the HEART Is 20. Around the World 21. SugarMagnolias 22. Nita's Random Thoughts 23. Nita's Corner 24. Nita's Ramblings 25. Batuananons 26. Thomas Web Links 27. Filipino Online Community 28. Thomas Travel Tales 29. Bohol Paradise 30. My Wandering Thoughts 31. Arts and Entertainment Center 32. Great Finds and Deals 33. Make Money Online 34. Entertainment News and Beyond 35. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 36. TnT Kit 37. Aha Mama! 38. A Zone for Digiscraps 39. RazorianFly :] 40. WebGeek Journal… 41.All About The Memories 42. Spymama 43. Alamak OiOi 44. HasH's Personal Blog 45. MommyAllehs Up-Close and Personal 46. All About Kawaii 47. My Photographic Sketch 48. Embrace Simplicity 49.WilStop 50. Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 51. Kidd Designs 52. Me,Myself+2 53. Anygen's Journey 54. Ultimate Food Cooking Guide 55.Beauty of Life56.Jona (Who am I?)'s New Life57.Money Maker58.Creations59. Michelle's life here and there 60. YOUR BLOG HERE

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Now, I am passing this tag to all my friends in the blogosphere who are interested to spread the Blog Love! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Why do we need friends?

I want to thank my friend Sheng for sharing this cute friendship bear.

We need friends for many reasons,all throughout the season.We need friends to comfort uswhen we are sad,and to have fun with us when we are glad.We need friends to give us good advice,We need someone we can count on,and treat us nice.We need friends to remember usone we have passedsharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.
1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts . . . 4. Michelle's life here and there 5. YOU!

I am passing this to all of you as my friends in blogospehere!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kreativ Blogger

I want to thank my friend Pinaywahm for sharing this kreativ blogger award. Again, thanks! ^_^

Passing this to those who are listed in my blog roll. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

12 Words Meme

I got tagged by Sheng. Thanks for this!

Twelve words meme: this meme is different because it is up to the player to write his/her own words and give his/her own interpretations of these words. Present 12 words that mean something and explain why:

1) GOD - My strength and my hope!
2) HUSBAND- My best friend, lover, husband and everything!
3) FRIENDS - They make me happy!
4) SHOPPING - Vitamins for my eyes. LOL!!!
5) BLOGGING - My new hobby!
6) COMPUTER - My friend!
7) KITCHEN - A place for experimenting foods! hehe
8) SCRAPBOOKING - I need to start doing this especially after giving birth.
9) PHOTOGRAPHY - Something I want to master someday.
10) BLESSINGS - Happens everyday!
11) GRATEFUL - For everything!
12) SIMPLE - That's me.

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This is another one of those Linky Love games where you only have to tag 10 persons in one post, but still there is no actual limit (you can tag more if you want!). Once tagged, you have to copy paste the link in this post, and make them grow! Do not delete any of the links and be honest to yourself!

BennyLiew, RamblingMoo, Mum & Kids In Wonderland, Judelittle, Our mini blogsphere, Rooms in My Heart,, ChinNee, Jo-N, LadyJava’s Lounge, My Life, My Hope, My Future, Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery, Choc Mint Girl, The Callalily Space, Juliana RW, Picturing of Life, Its Not a Weekend;Its a Lifestyle, Napaboaniya APAD, My Wanderings, Picture Clusters, Maiylah’s Snippets, TeacherJulie, GreenBucks1, GreenBucks2, Homeschooling Blog, Lucky Charms, TekKonsult, Marikit, Strawberrygurl, Busy Mom, My Stories, Punto De Vista, Shopaholic ties the knot, A Reality Bite, My World, When Mom Speaks, kathycot, buhaymisis, kathycotcooks, My Precious Niche, Just Me.. Eds, Eds Mommy Life, My Journey, Celebrate Life, Deeply in Love, Lynn's Chic Spot, Sheng's Simple Thoughts, Michelle's life here and there, YOUR SITE!

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I would like to tag those who are interested to join. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

My cravings

Last Friday the practitioner warned me not to eat any raw meat. She said that I can't touch the raw meat also so if I want to cook meat then I have to use gloves. Hmm I wonder if this is really true but it's okay. Last week I went to a friend's house for dinner, she invited me and another friend and she offered us the salted anchovies (ginamos) which I think not cooked. This was last Thursday and my OB appointment was Friday. I ate the salted anchovies coz it smells so good and I can't resist but dip my chicken into the anchovy sauce. I asked a little bit of the anchovy sauce so I can dip my cooked unripe banana at home. It was my breakfast yesterday morning and after eating I remember what the practitioner told me. I tried to think if the anchovy is cooked but I think it's not so now I have to pay the consequences for not being careful of what I eat. I had a stomach ache a few hours later. I hope the anchovy won't harm the little one in my tummy. This morning I throw the anchovy sauce though the smell made me drooling. Oh well, I'll eat it again once I gave birth. Here's a photo of my breakfast yesterday. :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Brillante Weblog

I want to thank my dear sexy friend Sheng for sharing this award to me.

The above recipient of the Brillante Weblog is welcomed to put the Logo on her personal blogs and have the honor of passing this award to seven other bloggers. Here are the rules for passing on the award:

l. Put the logo on your blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate at least seven other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on your blogLeave a message for your nominee on their blog.

I want to share this to Cecille, Katelove's, Lara, Gigi, Nice, Avee, and Pangit. Grab it guys!

Friday, August 8, 2008

A real sweet corn

Sweet yellow corn is now on sale. There are times that sweet corn doesn't really taste sweet so this time I only bought two. I steamed this for 25 minutes as our midnight snack at I think 12:30 AM and I was surprised because it's really sweet. I want to buy some more next time and I hope it's still available. It's so yumyum! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

All About Shoes

I was tagged by Sheng. Thanks girl!

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What’s your shoe size? Are your feet the same size as your mom’s feet? How about your sister’s feet? Can you borrow shoes from each other?

Post a picture of your latest shoe buy. Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends. Don’t forget to drop a line in this blog when you’re done.

@ Jenny and Belle

@ SAHMdom and Beyond

@ The Journey Continues…

@ Mommy Talks…

@ When Mom Speaks

@ Walk on Red

@ Random Thoughts

@ My Precious Niche

@ Home Sweet Blahh

@ Joys In Life

@ Sheng's Simple Thoughts

@ Michelle's life here and there

@ Your Blog here

My Mom’s Shoe Size: 6
Sisters’ Shoe Sizes: 6
My Shoe Size: 4 1/2 - 5 1/2

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I am the only one in the family who can't borrow shoes from my siblings and my mom coz of my small feet! And if my mom or siblings like my sandals they can't borrow it also because it's too small for them. haha I have the kids shoe size but when I went to the shoe store, the staff there said that I should not buy shoes smaller than 5 1/2 because my left foot is bigger than my right foot. Hmm But I still buy 5 size sandals coz sandals doesn't hurt my left foot. :)

I am passing this tag to Lara, Princess and Gigi.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Clouds formation

I took this photo while hubby was driving on our way to watch the Air Show here. I was just amazed of this clouds formed like roots of a big tree that you can see on the ground and it also looked like a hair blown by the wind. :)

Hormone Problem?

Lately I've been tired and sleepy. I think my body tries to tell me to get more sleep and rest because blogging made me sleep very late at night. My appetite also changes lately. Now that I'm used to drinking tap water and bottled water, my taste buds are very sensitive to sweet and salty. I noticed yesterday that my hot choco drink becomes sweet already after I pour 2 tbsp of sugar while cooking it. In the past, I put a lot of sugar because the hot choco still taste a little bitter but not yesterday. I even bought a carrot cake that I really love to eat after dinner as my dessert but I only had a bite of it and didn't eat it for 2 days now. In the past, I took 3/4 inch slice of the cake and finish if right away. But the other day, a bite is enough for me. I also tried to avoid salty foods lately. Hmm Even the junk foods that I like to eat before are now sitting around coz I don't like eating them anymore. It's good that I'm not eating sweets, junk foods and salty foods lately. This is good for me and my health. Not sure though if my hormone is making me do this but I'm thankful that the change is for the better. :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cathedral Cavern in Alabama

Yesterday hubby and I went to Cathedral Cavern here in Alabama. While waiting for the 4:00 PM tour, hubby and I were chilling at the visitors center waiting for the rain to stop also. This cave is called the "World's Greatest Underground Spectacle". It's the World's Largest Cave Entrance and the World's Largest Cavern Room. They offer a 1.3 mile (round-trip) walking tour of a world class show cave. We were walking along a smooth, concrete walkway with handrails and there are areas with inclines/declines of about 45 degrees. The temperature in the cave averages 58-61 degrees year round and there's no breeze. It's our first time going there so we didn't know that it's cold inside. Brrrrrr! Here are some photos we took yesterday. Enjoy watching! :)

Behind me is the cave's entrance.

The water is dripping from this formation and it really looks so nice.

Water is falling from higher pools to lower pools.

In this picture the light was shined on a formation to create a shadow in the appearance of President Lincoln lying down.

And this is the trail going out.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Losing Weight Again

I think I'm kinda obsessed lately of how my weight would be the next day. Because of my curiousity if I really gain weight day after day, I weigh myself again yesterday and today. To my surprise my weight yesterday goes down to 83 and today it's 82. Hmmm I just hope it won't go down to 79 coz I don't think that's healthy. I think I'll be malnourished if that's the case. For now, I'll just have to keep track on my weight daily or every other day or maybe weekly. I now feel better that I really didn't gain weight that fast. :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Me and my co-workers

This pic was taken last July 20 last month. I was invited for a little gathering again. My fellow Pinay who's also a co-worker of mine celebrated her birthday at her sister's house. She invited me, another pinay co-worker and a caucasian co-worker who's interested to learn some Filipino words. After our singing session which I prefer doing (though it was the first time of singing karaoke now that I'm here in US) than listening to gossips after eating, the birthday girl's sister took this picture as a souvenir. It was nice to eat Filipino foods again but the problem with gatherings like this is I end up going home late. It's just that I'm ashamed to go home early after eating. haha I think it's rude to do that unless you really need to go home early because you have a baby waiting for you at home. Anyway, here's our pic. :)