Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vina and Nina

My balikbayan cousin Nina from Illinois and I had a dinner date last Tuesday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Paseo Uno. We haven't seen each other for ages so I thought it's apt to bring her somewhere special.

As usual, the food in Mandarin was glorious. We enjoyed every bite of it!

Here are some of the food we indulged in (which is just among the many plates of food we had)...

Bread that goes so well with soup:

A mix of things: beef brisket, shrimp tempura, pork barbeque, potato gratin, sea bass, polenta and rice. So, so yummy!

For dessert, we actually both had mango crepe and other wonderful stuff but it was Nina who took most of the pictures.

After dinner, my hubby picked us up and drove us to Boni High Street where we had juice and dessert at Seattle's Best.

As far as I could remember, Hubby devoured this New York cheesecake.

The night was filled with lots of good conversation and jokes! When we brought Nina home, there was even more kwentos that followed since Tita Josie was still awake. We ended the night a little past midnight. :-) It's so good to be seeing them again.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Web Tool for Me

As a mommy blogger, I am always interested in finding out about the latest happenings, trends, updates and events in the online world and well as in the real world. On top of that, I am always on the look out for information that are relevant to me: about marriage, parenthood, child-rearing as well as great shopping deals especially when it comes to baby and pregnancy stuff.

Today, I found this cool website that offers IP Geo Location Tools for Webmasters or Bloggers. It's the newest search tool for those looking for the best deals, the right answers and valuable information about all the things under the sun. I am sure that with the help of this new site, I will be more informed.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stars and Issues

Yesterday, I got to view part of the interview of my "katukayo" on tv while she talked about her giving birth in Cardinal Santos. I thought to myself...well, okay, her baby looks cute BUT what's so special about the rest of the other things told?

I'm completely puzzled actually. First, why does the show make it sound as if their stories have the BIGGEST revelations or the ULTIMATE news when it's not really the BIGGEST and MOST INTERESTING news to date? They just bank on the scandals that they see around and build it up. I think these network people should stop doing what they do, that is, to feature scandals, fornication, separations, materialism and many other sins. Is it ever possible to share stories with more content and more good messages? It's really what the kids, teenagers, adult viewers.. in short, the whole Filipino people need...not all that crap and trash that you throw in to make money.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Zoe thoroughly enjoyed the new swing in my Dad's place in Batangas. It's strategically located at their veranda where is are lots of cool air, flowers and nice plants around. I even think she enjoyed it too much that we almost couldn't get her off it!

Here are some pictures:

Still feeling the swing:

Starting to enjoy it now:

All smiles and loving it:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birthday Wish List

With my birthday coming in less than a month from now, I thought of making my birthday wish list this early. Actually, I think I was tagged before by someone regarding birthday wishes but I never got around doing it.

Anyway, for this year, here's my list:

1. Good health and long life for my family.
2. A safe pregnancy and a healthy baby this September.
3. Success in breastfeeding (trying again for the second time around).
4. A new and better job for T.P. (in Metro Manila please!)
5. My own laptop.
6. A new phone (I'm actually due for a renewal in May).
7. A power juicer (this has been on the list for years now!).
8. A new bag (of course, I don't really need a new one right now).
9. A also hope to get my family that Home Theater Systems San Diego for that great TV experience day-in and day-out. I just talked to my friend and she told me about how fantastic her latest HD-TV is! She had it installed recently and now they can watch those great DVD movies with her family during weekends. They are enjoying every minute of it!
10. A new car...I know, I'm so lazy to drive anyway. But if God will give us a new SUV then I'll be more than glad.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Pinedas

Presenting!!! Our family of four! Daddy, Mommy, Zoe plus another one coming soon! :-) Do you think these stick figures look even a bit like us? Oh well, maybe we're a 'bit' fatter in reality but it clearly shows that we're a HAPPY FAMILY. :-)

I love you Daddy, Zoe and baby!

Stick Figure Family at

Make your Stick Figure Family at

Mommies, please show me how your stick-figure family looks like!!!

Tagging Vannie, Chris, Ai, Pat, Kelly and Jacqui!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

With everything busy again at work, I just want to take some time out to greet everyone a Happy Easter!

May the Lord God triumph always in our lives.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Celebrating Palm Sunday

Just sharing a couple of pictures of Zoe and myself over the weekend.

We snapped these pics as we headed to go to Sunday mass. It was Passion Sunday or more popularly known as Palm Sunday. This day commences the Holy Week for the Catholic Church. Holy Week is a time for remembering the passion and love of Christ for the people of God.

Anyway, let's all hope to celebrate Holy Week this year in a holy manner. :-)
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