Wednesday, March 28

Wordless Wednesday


...Proud to be an American...
Well, not so wordless here! (Yes, I love to share all the details,hehehe!)

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Tuesday, March 27

Tackle It Tuesday!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

My tackle for today is My Oath Taking! You're probably wondering what's an oath taking. It's when I take the oath to be an American. It may take about 60mins as written in the notice but a friend of mine who went thru the same thing said it could take 3hrs! Becoming a US Citizen is a great privilege! Though I am not denouncing my Filipino Citizenship, I may become as what they call "dual citizen". I will always be a Filipino no matter what and I will be very proud to be an American too! So, it's worth celebrating...dinner at the restaurant shall follow!

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Monday, March 26

Tag! Family Blogs!

Tag! Family Blogs!

I've been tagged by "Are We There Yet..." for this family blogs! Such a great idea to get to know other bloggers & get to see what their blogs look like or what they've been up to or even better, to get more ideas or tips! It's another blogfun idea that I wouldn't want to miss! So, hop along too and have some fun!!!

Here are the rules:

  1. Write a short paragraph at the beginning of your post and link back to the blog that put you on the list in the paragraph. This isn’t a suggestion. You need to break up the duplicate content string. Someone took the time to add you so the least you can do is give them an extra linkback.
  2. Copy the list of originals below COMPLETELY and add it to your blog. If you would like a different keyword for your blog then change it when you do your post and it should pass to most blogs with that keyword.
  3. Take the adds from the blog that added you and place them in the “Originals” list.
  4. Add up to 5 new parenting or (Mommy/Daddy) blogs to the list in the “My Adds” section.
I'm tagging:

"A Pot of Honey" by Rissa
"Simple world of Haze" by Haze
"Some Thoughts I have" by Arlene
"A Mothers Horizon" by Caryl
"Babylove211" by Dauphine

The originals:
Are We There Yet...
    A Work of Art: Raising Our Exceptional Son
    Ever After … My Way
    Adventures In The 100 Acre Wood
    Adoption and Fire
    Lala Girl
    The Bookworm BroadcastParenting Sites 411
    Cass Knits
    Geni Desu Yo
    No Average Mom
    Notes From The Trenches
    Groovy Mom
    Coffee Time
    My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings
    My Single Mom Life
    Tips From The Money Goddess
    Army Mom: New Jersey
    Melissa’s Place
    Three Sons and a Princess
    Moot Thoughts and Musings
    A family runs through it
    Parenting Toddlers
    An Island Life
    Kitchen Ramblings from a fairly odd Tofu mom
    My Splatter Painted Life
    The Adventures of Fantastagirl

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Menu Plan Monday #5

(Cooking Recipe)

Pancit Canton

1 package of Pancit Canton Noodles (w/ mix included, if there's no mix, add soy sauce & 2 broth cubes in the recipe)
1 or 2 chicken breast
1 & 3/4 cup of water
garlic & onion
salt & pepper
2 cups cabbage
2 cups carrots

Fry garlic & onion in a pan w/ hot oil. Add chicken, if no longer pink add water & mix sauce. Let it simmer for 10-15mins. add carrots & cabbage. Simmer for another 10mins. Add the noodles and stir occasionally until all the water is absorbed by the noodles & when the veggies are half done. You can add more water if necessary & don't forget salt & pepper.
  • TUESDAY - Dinner at Red Lobster (my oath taking day)
  • WEDNESDAY - Mac & Cheese & breaded chicken breast
Tuna Patties w/ potatoes

2 cooked shredded potatoes
1 onion bulb (diced)
1 egg
1 (6 oz) can tuna
1/2 tsp mustard
dash of pepper
slices of cheese

Combine potatoes, onion, tuna & egg. Sprinkle some pepper and add mustard. Roll into patties. Heat oil in a pan & fry each patties for abt 3-4mins each side (until golden brown). Sandwich patties in a bun w/ cheese.

  • FRIDAY - stir-fried chicken w/ veggies & rice
  • SATURDAY - leftover
  • SUNDAY - leftover still

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Saturday, March 24

Photo Hunt - Theme: Empty

Photo hunt- Theme: Empty

A fruit bowl in the table...where's all the fruits???
and this answers that question...

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Wednesday, March 21

Worldless Wednesday


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Monday, March 19

Menu Plan Monday #4

(Cooking Recipe)

  • MONDAY - yogurt, cereal, juice - mc & cheese, chicken strips - tuna noodle casserole
  • TUESDAY- crepes, grapes,juice - tuna noodle casserole - baked chicken & rice
  • WEDNESDAY- yogurt,english muffins - baked chicken & rice - cabbage rolls, mc&cheese
  • THURSDAY-egg sandwich, juice - cabbage rolls,mc & cheese - couscous, tilapia & cauliflower chopseuy
  • FRIDAY - yogurt,oatmeal,juice - tilapia & rice - skillet cabbage & tuna sandwich
  • SATURDAY - pancakes, juice - tuna sandwich - rice & stir fried veggie & chicken
  • SUNDAY - cereal, juice, yogurt - any leftover

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Saturday, March 17

Photo Hunt - Theme: Drink

PHOTOHUNT THEME: DRINKAhhhhh...this is the only soda that I can truly say...refreshing!!! especially the Lemon Flavor, it juz soothes my throat! I've been a soda drinker ever since my father worked for Pepsi-Cola Company for abt 13yrs & we have always been supportive w/ pepsi products (well of course, that was our source of income back then) When he wasn't working there anymore, I started to try Coke products (it sounds silly, I know!) and I wasn't so thrilled how it tasted, I guess for 13yrs of getting used to pepsi, it's the only taste I am used to! I am truly amazed of all the varieties of soda in this country & I tried everything but the only one that that I like above all is Sierra Mist & hubby told me it's a pepsi product!No wonder why...

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Wednesday, March 14

Worldless Wednesday

Having kids...

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Tuesday, March 13

Tackle It Tuesday!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today's tackle is the list of the stuff I gotta do:

  • School tour for my eldest preschool 9:30am
  • Fold some laundry
  • Put it away on designated dresser
  • Wash pots & pans
  • Visit & comment to fellow bloggers for tackle it tuesday
  • Try to clean some toilets too, if I can
  • Put away some clothes (i got a habit of changing several times when I need to go somewhere so, I end up w/ a pile of clothes on the floor at my closet,tsk...tsk...tsk!!!)
  • Prepare dinner
  • Give kids a bath before going to bed
  • Visit this blog again later
  • Watch tv until I fall asleep!!!
Sounds boring isn't it??? Well, who knows there might be a twist!

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Monday, March 12

Menu Plan Monday #3

(Cooking Recipe)

  • Monday - Mung Beans (click here for recipe)
  • Tuesday - Fried Chicken & steamed rice
  • Wednesday - Pinakbet (my own recipe)

1 c okra
1 c eggplant
1 c squash
1lb chicken

Fry garlic & onion in a hot oil. Add chicken & flavor w/ soysauce, cook until brown. Add squash, when half cooked, add eggplant & okra. simmer for 15-20mins. add more soysauce if desired. Salt & pepper to taste.

  • Thursday - Fried fish, steamed veggies & rice
  • Friday - Seafood Restaurant
  • Sat & Sunday (undecided)

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Saturday, March 10

Photo Hunt - Theme: Architecture

Note: I apologize for those who wasn't able to see the photo...I have no idea why some can see it & some can', i uploaded the photo again and see what happens...

Photo Hunt - Theme: Architecture
A photo taken from Balboa Park at San Diego, California during our trip last May 2006. I love this spanish style arches and someday when we build our new & final house, I'd like to have something like this inside...well, of course not this high...

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Wednesday, March 7

Worldless Wednesday - Bestfriends!



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Tuesday, March 6

Tackle It Tuesday!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

For today's tackle, I haven't done much bcoz I had a visitor here at my home & we spent most of our time outside shopping & eating out! But still, I'd like to tackle something that I think of as a tornado watch inside our house & here's one...


These are stuff that accumulates for abt 2wks, I use this place to throw away purses,shoes, coats & other stuff bcoz it is so convenient & close by to our garage door and now, I can finally say it's our...


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Monday, March 5

Menu Plan Monday #2

(Cooking Recipe)

  • Monday
Chicken Stir fry (my own version)

2 skinless boneless chicken breast(diced)
clove of garlic
a cup of cut up zucchini
a cup of cut up carrots
maggi soy sauce

Fry garlic & onion in a hot oil. Add chicken, when it's no longer pink, add some soy sauce. After several mins. add carrots and let it cook for a little while then add zucchini, stir occasionally. Flavor it with some pepper & salt, if you like...cook for more until veggies are half cooked. Serve with steamed rice!

  • Tuesday
Fried tilapia seasoned w/ lemon pepper, Couscous & Green Peas w/ corn

  • Wednesday
Chicken Pad Thai

1box(9oz) of Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 egg
4 oz cut chicken, shrimp or tofu
1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/4 cup crushed peanuts

lime wedges, fresh chilies and cilantro

Boil 3 cups of water. Turn off the heat and soak noodles in hot water for 3-5mins, until soft but firm. Drain well, rinse w/ cold water for 30sec. Set Aside.
In a wok or large frying pan, heat up oil. Add egg & fry until scrambled. Remove & set aside.
In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil. Add chicken/shrimp/veggies/tofu & stir fry until cooked. Add softened noodles & sauce. Stir-fry for 3-4mins until noodles become tender & sauce is absorbed by the noodles. If noodles are still firm, add 1tsp of water as needed & continue to still fry until tender. Add bean sprouts & scrambled egg. Sprinkle with peanuts and garnish with lime wedges/chilies/cilantro, if desired.

  • Thursday

Fried Rice, Tilapia & Steamed Veggies

  • Friday
Mung Beans(my own version)

1cup of mung beans
2 skinless boneless chicken breast(cut up into pieces)
1cup chicken broth or 2 cubes of chicken broth
10cups of water(it depends if u want it soupy or not)
green leafy veggie(bokchoy, spinach)
1cup carrots(wedged)
1cup eggplant(cut into bigger pieces)
soy sauce

Fry garlic & onion. Add chicken and when no longer pink, add soy sauce. Cover and cook for about 5mins or until chicken is half done. Set Aside. Boil mung beans until it is almost done, add chicken,chicken broth and carrots. Cover & simmer for about 15mins. Add eggplant, cook for more 5-8mins.Season with pepper & salt. Add the leafy veggie and remove from heat when veggie is half done. Serve with rice.

  • Saturday
Left over mung beans & rice

  • Sunday
Gotta eat out or order a pizza

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Saturday, March 3

Photo Hunt - Theme: Salty

Saturday Scavenger Photohunt
This is a photo of my friend Love Joy and her hubby in the beach at the Philippines! Salty because it reminds me how salty the water there and those bring back great memories! I miss my hometown and especially the beautiful beaches in my country...only fake beaches & dirty lakes where I'm at :-(

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Thursday, March 1

Thursday Video

Here's what Jessica loves about the Story time at the Library!!!

Runtime: 4mins 58sec

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