Saturday, January 31, 2009


I received this treasured award from all over my friends here in Blogosphere-- I'm thanking all of YOU for always including me in all of your lists! I want you to know that I really appreciate all of your visits here and I'M THANKING ALL OF YOU FOR BEING SO FRIENDLY!!! I'm so blessed for having friends here although I'm still new without knowing here and there in the world of blogging, but here I am, gaining friends!! What a joy!!\(^0^)/

I'd like to drop an inspirational quotes that I received from a friend of mine and this is also for you that might happen to read this blog:

Lord, help me live from day to day,

In such a humble sort of way,

To give a smile, help lift a load,

For those I meet along life's road,

And when I come to my journey's end,

My life I have not lived in vain,

If one dear friend can smile and say,

" I'm glad I met him on life's way " .

Please pass this award to all of your friends, and now I'm giving back this award to those who gave me coz they deserved it! :)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Our 7th Wedding Anniversary

We celebrated our 7th year Wedding anniversary at home, just like our past anniversaries. It's been very difficult for us during our first year of marriage because of culture differences. I thank my husband for being supportive and loving. Now, we're blessed with two kids :)
Wakaba did the decors of the cake after school

Wakaba-- doing great on cakes!!This Tiffany glass is 7 years old,too!! We bought it during our very 1st anniversary, promising to use it during our anniversary with our fave champange Moet--the memories like this are priceless!
Our Wedding Anniversary homemade cake--- made with love!!

7 years of married life, and counting!!!\(^0^)/

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Omelet Rice and Pumpkin Potage

I’d like to share again some of my homemade recipes which is so easy to make! Here it is!

How to make the Omelet Rice:
Ingredients: (4 servings)
wienner - 4 pcs
onion - 1 small size
mushroom - any kind
green peas - 30 g
eggs - 5 pcs
4 cups of rice
butter - 1 tablespoon
salt and pepper
tomato ketchap - 6 tablespoon
1: cut onions into small sizes,same with the wienner
2: start heat,add butter into fry pan,add #1 and the mushroom then stir fry for a while,add the green peas then add A.Mix, add hot rice and mix again.taste according to your taste buds.set aside.
3. batter eggs with salt and pepper
4. start heat in another fry pan,add cooking oil,then add the battered egg for one serving in medium heat,stop heat when is egg is in the mixed rice in middle then fold in the eggs at both edge then turn over the pan into the in tomato ketchap and sprinkle parsley.

How to make the Pumpkin Potage
Ingredients: (4 servings)
pumpkin - 300g
onion - 1 pc medium size
buillon - 3 pcs
milk - 200 ml
water - 600 ml
flour - 1 tablespoon
butter- 1 tablespoon

1: cut the onion and pumpkin into small pieces
2: heat the casserole and add the butter.add the onion and stir fry for a while then add the pumpkin, lower heat add the flour and mix(be careful not to burn it).
3: add water small amount in a time and mix then add the buillon and simmer.
4: when the pumpkin is soft,put them into the blender(mixer),when you see that they’re blended put them back on the casserole then add the milk and simmer while mixing.taste with salt and pepper.
5: put in soup bowl,top in croutons or parsley or just pour some fresh cream over it for added touch.

Monday, January 26, 2009

How Do I Love my HUSBAND?

I received this tag from Mommy Umma--who doesn't know Umma? I guess everybody knows her here at blogosphere! Thank you so much!\(^0^)/

How will I start?
It all started when I was still working as an entertainer here in Japan and he became my knight in shining armor. Saving me from a heck of drunkard--his friend.

I love him for fighting his love for me even though his father is against a Filipina without letting me know about it. His mother told me about their fight a year after our marriage. But now, his father accepted me like his own daughter.

I love his silly and crazy idea that made us both crazy-- like ordering 3 different kinds of coffee for a tasting and we both choosed the same kind of coffee that fits our taste!

He may not say the word " I love you " but one of the sweetest word he told me while we're taking a long, long drive is " driving with our car, listening our fave song, the sun is out and You by my side is just perfect.I'm not tired at all."

I love him for having much time for our children during his day-off--He's strict but a loving father to Wakaba and Haruka.

I've never been this open before and it's kind a cheezy!! ( blush ) but tried my best to post them here coz on January 29 is our 7th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!! and counting!!\(^0^)/
I'm giving this tag to everyone who wants to share their love for their husband. Please grab it guys!! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Su Buta

This is one of my family's requested dish called Su Buta here in Japan, a sweet and sour pork dish. And I'm sharing again the recipes coz it's easy to make!

How to make the Sweet and Sour :

Ingredients: (good for 4 servings)
lean pork - 400 g
onion - 1 pc
carrot - 1 pc,small
red bellpepper - 1/2 pc
green bellpepper - 1/2 pc
option: pineapple in can,don’t discard the syrup in it
sake - 1 1/3 tablespoon
soysauce - 1 1/3 tablespoon
water - 200 ml or the syrup of the pineapple in can,200 ml
consomme - 1 pc (buillon)
sugar - 4 tablespoon
vinegar - 3 tablespoon
soysauce - 3 tablespoon
tomato ketchap - 1 tablespoon
cornstarch - 1 tablespoon (katakuriko)
1: cut lean pork into small size and mix can omit the sake if you don’t have then dust with cornstarch
2: cut the vegetables into small pieces and boil carrot until soft.
3: mix B,crushed the buillon if it’s not the powdered one
4: deep fry dusted pork, 170-180 degree C then set aside when done
5: in a stir- fry pan,start heat,add cooking oil,stir fry the vegetables
6: add B,simmer for a while,mix then add#4 and the pineapple(for those putting them),simmer while mixing
7: taste according to your taste buds.arrange platter.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I received this tag from Ate Rose and Ate Ces, Thanks a lot!! I'm beginning to enjoy blogging and meeting new friends here in blogosphere!!\(^0^)/

The 10 Commandments are not a multiple choice.

Your mind is like a only functions when open...

One thing you can give ans still keep... is your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself if you lack the courage to start,you have already finished.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. Ideas won't work if 'YOU' do.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing that you can carry is a grudge.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want to make your dreams come true, you musn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear,your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends.... B1.

The pursuit of happiness is a chase of a lifetime! It's never too late to become of what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.So love the people who treat you right...Forget the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons, once you let them go you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away.Sometimes we are caught up with who's right or who's wrong.Sometimes we just don't realize what friendship means until it's too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

It's up to you to add image to your post, the choice is yours-- mine is my personal photo of choice.

Give this HEART TAG to everybody you love and like and touched your life in a positive way. I'm giving this Heart tag to Grace, Anabelle,Joanna,Ate Weng,Ate Kim,Mr.Richard,Mommy Umma,ReanaClaire,Chandelier,Bambi and to YOU!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sports Festival Part 2--Community bonding

This was taken last year of October, and I don’t want to receive a call from my in-laws during that month coz there’s always a sportfest at my husband’s hometown and we’re forced to participate for the so-called “ community bonding ” wherein the community residents gather and do some sports act. Of course we don’t have a choice but to participate coz their blocks team don’t have any other younger members(?) and I guess I don’t have much more alibis to make–last year was I have my monthly period and the other year was ….unnnmmmn!! I forgot!!! and the other year was….. lol
Well,here are some of our sports act we did —the highlights includes stretching (LOL),tama ire games ( shooting small balls to the basket),tug of war, giant geta race ( wearing giant japanese wooden slipper with a member of six, kind of hard ), relay –for the aged about 16-20’s a 200 meter race, aged 30’s, 40’s and 50’s a 100 meter race and more. Would you believe that I ( on my 30’s ) did ( forcedly ) a 200 meter relay coz there’s no one participating on aged 20’s on our team?!!huhuhuu!!! My sore muscles reminds me how important excercise is!! So, here it is……I enjoyed it very much!!!!!!! Except for the relay (T_T)

Giant Geta Slipper Race

Team work!

Hubby and I,waiting for our turn..

Shoot that ball!!

The Button Relay

Our team placed 3rd—BANSAI!!! \(^0^)/

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Rice Roll LunchBox ( rice wrapped with dried seaweed )

Here's the lunch box that I made during my daughters sportsfest at school with the recipe. It's so easy to make even without the bamboo mat for the rice roll. All you need is a wrapper!! And you don't need some rice substitute or whatever coz it's not a sushi-- it's a rice roll! It may take a while to make a perfect roll but making it is fun!! Here it is--

Ingredients: ( good for 3 person )
egg - 1 pc
salt - a few
carrot - 1/3
kinusaya ( seapods )- 6 pcs
ground meat - 50 g
dried seaweed - 1 sheet
cooled rice - 200 g

naga negi ( long onion or leek ) - 3 cm
goma ( white sesame ) - 1 tablespoon
soysauce - 1 tablespoon
sugar - 1 tablespoon
sake - 1 tablespoon
goma abura ( sesame oil ) - 1/2 tablespoon

How to make the rice roll:
1: make a scrambled egg with a few salt, set aside
2: cut vegetables lengthwise, thinly
3: cut leak into bit pieces
4: put A and the ground meat into the skillet, start heat at medium and saute' .when the meat becomes brown, add the vegetables then stir fry for a while until it dried up. set aside,let it cool
5: place 1 sheet of dried seaweed on bamboo mat or wrapper, sprinkle a few salt over it, then press a thin layer of cooled rice on the seaweed ( it will be easier if you slightly wet your hands ). Leave at least 1/2 inch of the top and at the bottom edge of the seaweed uncovered ( it will be easier for sealing it )
6: arrange the egg and the mixed meat then roll from bottom to the top edge with the help of the bamboo or the wrapper tightly.Cut into 10 equal sizes and put them into the lunch box.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sports Festival Part 1-- family bonding

It was great t experience doing and participating at my daughter's sportsfest at school last October. I woke up early and did some o-bento ( lunch box ) for lunch and my in-laws were there ( 2 hours drive to our place ) and I really appreciate that they came to watch Wakaba. The highlights includes tama ire ( shooting small balls ), tug-of-war ( the children vs. the parents and of course the kids is always the winner!), a 20 meter dash race ( Wakaba placed 1st! ), button relay, and we, parents,too have done participating like dancing and singing the " Ponyo On the Cliff of the Sea " ( haven't heard of it? It is a famous anime song ) and others. I've heard Wakaba practicing the songs to be sang before the big day but experiencing it there is a great feeling--and she's enjoying,too! Here's some photos that the family really enjoyed! I'm really proud of her! \(^0^)/

Good job,Wakaba!!


Singing the Ponyo!


I just received this awesome Christmas cards from my friend Grace and Jhoanna!! And I'm posting them here with a wotta lotta pride!! \(^0^)/I received Grace's card before Christmas and I received Jhoanna's yesterday and so I decided to post them on 'coz it's my first time to receive one from friends in the U.S.A. Receiving greetings from friends is really something! Thank you very much, guys!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I've got my FIRST time award given by my friend ' Joanna '. Thanks for following a newbie, Jo!!\(^0^)/

Honest Crap Award rules:
When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who think you deserve such acclaim and link back to said person so everyone knows she or he is real.
Choose a minimum of 7 blogs you find brilliant in content or design.Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are coz you don't have 7 friends.Show the 7 random victims' names and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with " Honest Weblog".Well, there's no prize but they can keep the nifty icon.List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on...

10 things about me:

1: Getting lost-- Due to my husbands' work, we're always moving from one place to another and finding it hard to find our " where the hell our new apartment is?! "

2: No cellphone-- I don't have a cellphone in hand and I think I don't need one! I find iPhone3G interesting but I guess it just doesn't fit my lifestyle.

3: Blowing on top--I tried yoga, meditation and deep breathing but still find that screaming into the mountain is the best anger relief there is.

4: Chat-- I haven't chatted for 6 years! My last time was my chat mate told me that there's a Kentucky chain near Sphinx and I thought that it was only a joke but there's also a movie theatre which I have found later. And my image for Sphinx was destroyed!

5: Free cosmetics-- I'm using my cosmetics for what I get for free from department stores, drug stores, etc. although I have some in my dresser ( Agnes' B is my fave ) coz I usually go out without make- up on and even if I did, the size of the samples is just enough for me.

6: Spam emails-- Opening every spam emails that I've got that promises to make the breast bigger because, well, I'm a little curious!!LOL! And oh, did you know that if your bra cup size is still the same that your'e wearing for years, there's a tendency that your'e not wearing your exact bra cup size. Me?? I lost one cup size down!!

7: Day dreaming-- the china dress that I bought 10 years ago will fit again, without having to endure of food poisoning first.

8: Can't swim-- I'm afraid of the sea if the sea level is up to my neck!!

9: Sshhh#1-- After 7 years of living in Japan, I was able to ride in a bus ALONE--And that was a month ago!!!

10: Sshhh#2-- I just learned on how to make my friends' tag that was sent to me including this one. Figuring on how it'll work out-- a week after!!!

I'm passing this Award to the following great bloggers:
Mr. Joops, Ate Weng, Mr. Richard, Ate Cecille, Ate Kim, Anabelle, Grace

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I got this TAG from Annabelle and also received a same Tag from Ate Rose-- THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A DEAR FRIEND!!\(^0^)/

Here is the rule for the recipients:

1: Put the logo to your blog or post.

2: Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/ or Gratitude!

3: Be sure to link your nominees within your posts.

4: Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5: Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now it's time to pass this Tag to:

Ate Rose, Ate Weng, Ate Cecille, Ate Kim, Joanna, Grace, Mommy Umma, Mr. Richard, Mr. Joops and to YOU!


ps: I don't know how to 'link'my friends' blogs, any tips?

Friday, January 16, 2009

A to Z Tag!!

I've got my very FIRST TAG from my friend ' Grace '. YOUR'E SUCH A DARLING, Grace!! And also received same tag from ' Mr. Richard ' .Thanks for visiting my blog, Richard! \(^0^)/ and I apologize for posting it late--having a hard time figuring how to post tags. Now, I know!!lol!

A-- Attached or Single? -- Attached
B-- Bestfriend?-- I haven't see her for a long time
C-- Cake or Pie?-- Cake
D-- Day of choice?-- Monday
E-- Essential item?-- Pen and paper
F-- Favorite color?-- Blue ,Black and Red
G-- Gummy Bears or Worms? Worms
H-- Hometown?-- Negros Oriental,Philippines
I-- Indulgence?-- Family and friends
J-- June or July-- July
K-- Kids? Clarence Claire, Wakaba and Haruka
L-- Life is not complete w/out-- Family
M--Marriage date?-- January 29
N-- Number of magazine subscriptions?-- none, I buy from a bookstore
O-- Orange or Apple?-- Orange
P-- Phobias?-- None
Q-- Quotes?-- ' Recognizing and respecting differences in others, and treating everyone like U want them to treat U, will make our world a better place for everyone '.KIM PEEK
R-- Reason to smile-- My family and friends
S-- Season of choice-- Summer
T-- Tag people-- YOU!!
U-- Unknown fact about me-- Secret
V-- Vegetable-- Lettuce
W-- Worst habit-- Eating more even when full
X-- X-ray or Ultrasound? -- X-ray, it's my husbands' job
Y--Your favorite foods -- Yakiniku, Tempura, Sushi
Z-- Zodiac sign-- Scorpio

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Finally,after 5 years!! A new VAIO LT 22 inch wide Desktop PC has come to our home! The audio is great, with a motion eye camera, the keyboard is so easy to use, a really nice interior! Now, I'm starting to enjoy of using this new PC of ours, but the thing is I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF COMPUTERS!!! That's why it's mottainai!Sayang,in other words.SShhh!It's my first time to see a web cam!And I don't know how it works! And guess what?? All I know is to type and to upload photos! I'm not into chatting for 6 years now...And there's one thing-- My friend Grace and Richard ( Thank you, guys! )sent me my very first TAG to post but until now I'm still figuring it out on how to do it!( I can't understand for some of the messages coz our PC's language is on Japanese and my hubby is out when I'm touching them ). My first reason why I started my on-line diary is that I wanted to practice my english for every day use coz we're always speaking nipponggo here and I'm afraid I'm losing them. Now that I'm starting to enjoy and wanted to improve my site but cannot do it, I'm starting to regret on how important an education is which I didn't care much when I was still in my schooldays. I'm starting into crash but enjoying to explore something. :)

Thanks for visiting and have a nice day to every one!! ^_^

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