Sunday, December 30, 2007

Birth Month Personality

Justine, thanks for the tag i appreciate it Dai!!!

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it.

***My Birth Month is September***

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor.Logical.

***The people that suppose il be tag has already got tag for now dont know who to tag maybe next time.....***

Friday, December 28, 2007

New Year Celebration in the Philippines

New Year's eve celebration in the Philippines is quite different compared to other countries. Filipinos literally start the year with a bang. Just a few days before New Year's eve, you will see lots of side walk vendors selling different kinds of firecrakers. In spite of the yearly ban on firecrackers, because of a number of accidents caused by firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices that have resulted in the loss of lives, limbs and properties, still many Filipinos see lighting of firecrackers as the traditional means to greet and celebrate the New Year eve.

Firecrackers and Noisemakers
Firecrackers are called paputok... and there is an array of firecrackers available in the market, Rebentador, Super Lolo, Super Pla Pla, Triangulo( triangularly shaped firecrackers), Bawang, Sinturon ni Judas (Judas Belt), Jumbo Fountain, Whiste Bomb, best selling firecrackers like Baby Rockets (Kuwitis), Luisis ,Watusi, Bulalakaw (Comets) just to name a few.

Bocaue and Santa Maria Bulacan are the home of firecracker industry in the Philippines, which supplies most of the country's demand for firecrackers. In recent years, local manufacturers have begun producing impressive aerial fireworks displays. Though the Filipino fireworks industry is about a century old, it is a newcomer in aerial displays. With the new introduction of modern aerial fireworks displays in the country and the recent first World Pro Olympics which took place in The Esplanade at the back of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City from December 26 to 30, this event has raised fireworks to an art form.

December 31 is usually an unofficial public holiday in the Philippines, so people can prepare for the New Year eve celebration, it is a busy day for all families, preparing the food for the media noche, people are rushing in to buy firecrackers in preparation for the night celebration. This is the time of the year when children have a good time blowing their plastic toy trumphets called "Torotot". It comes in different shapes and sizes, colors and designs, it is a replica of a trumpet, Pinoy style. Children also enjoy stamping on their watusi - a kind of small firecracker that when rubbed against a rough surface and released, crackles into a little sparkwork dance.

Filipinos New Year's Beliefs and Practices
Aside from lighting firecrackers and having firework displays, Filipinos have other beliefs and practices which are associated and believed to bring good luck, fortune, and prosperity in the New Year.

The noise and the firecrackers is belive to drive the evil spirit away and make the New Year bountiful and blessed.
You should put coins/money in your pocket so that next year will be prosperous.
You should open all the windows, doors lights so that all the graces will come to your home as you welcome the New Year.
Some believe that you have to wear polka dots shirts or dress because it symbolise money, and it must have a deep pocket and filled with money bills and coins and jingled it at the stroke of midnight for good luck .
Some people pay off their debts in the hope that they will not be saddled with debt throughout the year.

The countdown of New year varies from family to family or from region to region. At the strike of 12:00 midnight, the noise becomes defeaning, churchbells rings , firecrackers rules the sky, kids gaping in awe as they see the different firecrackers, blooming in the sky. The banging and booming rise to a climax which includes clanging of old pots and pans, blowing jeep, car or tricyle horns, ambulance sirens for full one minute as the countdown to New Year.

It is also a favorite thing to do with children, is to jump twelve times so they will get taller next year the higher you jump the taller you grow. The loud noises and sounds of merrymaking are not only meant to celebrate the coming of the New Year but are also supposed to drive away bad spirits.

Around 12:15 am, the noise stops and the air is filled with human voice and the family starts to eat a thanksgiving feast called Media Noche, it is believe that we should put as much food on the table so that next year you will have food all year round. Twelve round fruits should be on the table as it is a sign of prosperity for the next twelve months. There is also a midnight mass celebration to welcome the New Year and to thank God for all His blessings.

Manigo at Masaganang Bagong Taon Sa Inyong Lahat !!!

A Happy and Prosperous New Year To All !!!

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Five in a Row

Thanks Sis Snow for the Tag Always like it and love it!!!muwah & hugs

1. Name one thing you do everyday.
- kissing2x with my Asawa lolz
2. Name two things you wish you could learn.
- drive the car
- learn the american accent soon lolz
3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood.
- when i saw child playing the rain
- kids cry dont get what they want
- if i saw someone naughty sometimes lol (mangaway ba) hehehe
4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do.
- rice with salt lol
- daing with vinegar di na me makakain ngaun masyado kasi asawa ko ayaw amoy lol
- papaya with vinegar
- sinugba na baboy with soy sauce and vinegar anything that i can put vinegar on it lol
5. Name five things that make you feel good.
- if im done with the chores for the day
- get what i want
- bonding2x time with my waffo Asawa
- talk to my family in PI
- to have many oppps lol

***for now dont know who to tag dont have much co-bloger friend pa lol!!!***

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Chicken Tinola

What you'll need:
(with help from Pinoy Mix)

* 1 whole chicken (cut into parts or choice cuts of breast, thighs or wings)
* 2 1/2 cups young papaya or chayote [I only used 1 chayote]
* 1/2 cup chilli pepper leaves
* 5 cups water [it depends on how much broth you want]
* 2 tablespoons ginger (chopped)
* 1/2 head garlic (minced)
* 1 medium onion (diced)
* 3 tablespoons oil
* 2 tablespoons patis/fish sauce
* pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)
* rice (optional)


1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute' garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add the chicken and water.
3. Bring to a boil and lower fire, let simmer until chicken is cooked.
4. Pour in patis, salt and pepper to taste.
5. Add in papaya or sayote, allow to cook.
6. When ready to serve, put in dahon ng sili (chilli pepper leaves).
7. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry X'Mas to all my Friends

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My Award From sis Snow so Cute

Does this blue Rose so cute and the message? yes it is!!! thank you so much Sis, your always a sweatheart and a good friend of mine,muwah & many hugs!!!

Award From sis Snow

Sis, how cute the Teddy Bear is , i like it and love to hug it, the mesages was so cute and meaningful thanks for giving me an Award it meant so much to me, thanks for being always my friend love u and Merry X'mas!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I like this x'mas song wanna sing it here and pls join with me lol

Whenever I see girls and boys
selling lanterns on the streets
i remember the Child
in the manger as He sleeps
wherever there are people
giving gifts, exchanging cards
i believe that Christmas
is truly in their hearts

Let’s light our Christmas trees
for a bright tomorrow
where nations are at peace
and all are one in God

Let’s sing Merry Christmas
and a happy holiday
this season, may we never forget
the love we have for Jesus
let Him be the One to guide us
as another new year starts
and may the spirit of Christmas
be always in our hearts

In every prayer and every song
the community unites
celebrating the birth
of our Savior, Jesus Christ

let love, like that starlight
on that first Christmas morn
lead us back to the manger
where Christ the Child was born

So, come let us rejoice
come and sing a Christmas carol
with one big joyful voice
proclaim the name of the Lord!

[repeat chorus 2x]

Be always in our hearts

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Easy Buko-pandan Dessert

Hello Readers and Viewers, id like you to starve like what i having right now with this kind of Dessert lolz...i was talking to justine earlier and i told her that im starving for this kind of dessert, i really miss it, dont make it in the Philippines but i always have it especially that my sis is gud in cooking and nieghbors love to make it also...u know the tradition in PI we have lot of libre things there... not like here kanya2x mundo lol!!! anyway here u go make it and try it im sure u were going to love the taste!!!


1 pack broas

for the filling:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup buko water
2 tbsps. cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 tbsp.vanilla
1/2 cup shredded buko meat

For the topping:
1 box Green Gulaman
2 cups pandan water*
(Note:to make pandan water,boil 4-5 pcs pandan leaves in 4 cups of water for 5 minutes)


Prepare the filling.Put all ingredients,except buko meat in a saucepan and cook until thick let cool.Prepare the topping.Dissolve gulaman in pandan water.Boil mixture for 2 minutes,stirring constantly set aside.To assemble,line bottom and sides of a 9 inch squarepan with aluminum foil.Line bottom with broas.Spread half of the filling over the broas.Top of half of the shredded buko meat.Line with another layer of broas.Spread remaining filling and then buko meat over it.Cover with gulaman topping.Chill until set.When set,remove from pan,then slice before serving

My 1st X'mas Decoration

Im so excited yesterday when my Asawa told me that he dont need to work and told me that were going to get a real X'mas tree, in my own opinion i want a white plastic X'mas tree its for long lasting use and this year i want a blue x'mas lolz...but he didnt like a fake one and the price of the X'mas tree that i want not too cheap lol... thats why i go with his opinion or else dont have X'mas tree this year if we didnt both meet in the middle what we both want lol....after buying the X'mas tree we went home, i check all the ornaments if its gud enough for the X'mas tree then later i found out that we just have few, coz last year im not the one who decorated lol, this is my 1st time X'mas together with my Asawa, and 1st time in the history also that i am the one who decorate the 8"feet X'mas tree lol... is it quiet tall istn it???...b4 when i was in Manila i let my sis do the decoration she is very gud at it, just take a look and make a little help not like this year that i need to do it by myself coz i have an Asawa na lolz...need to learn from it and its one of the duty for being housewife to make the house look great...and of course i wanna fell the spirit of x'mas since i cant attend the Misa De Gallo, Celebration here in US is Very diferent they way we celebrate it in Philippines...since this is my 1st X'mas far from my Family i miss it, how i wish i can spend Xmas together with them, but im hoping someday we can be together again in X'mas god willing...its hard to adjust specially if your living far from your family the people that you grew up with, but since this is my choice having a foreigner Asawa dont have Any regrets just need to consider lots of things espcially those things that u use to do when i was single, if we have an Asawa we have limitation and of course every move that you need to do u need to tell him or ask permision, im not saying that i have regrets for being far from my Family this is the way it is...Actually My Asawa is the best choice that i made, he teach me everything that i need to learn and he make my life complete and worthwhile while being together everyday im learning many lesson especially im a step mom of the two cute daughters its very chalengeable...not that easy but i can handle it now...not like b4 its drive me crazy sometimes....opppsss i think i need to end up what i am writing right now lol b4 my teras fall down...see yeah later folks thanks for reading and droping my sites!!!!

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Sis snow, thanks for the Tag id like answering question like that lol makapamilusopo jud ta if we dont like the question lolz...thanks for tagging me always like it sis, keep it up

1. What bill do you hate paying the
♥ Im not paying any bills its my Asawa duties lol while dont have work

2 . Where's the best place to eat a
romantic dinner?
♥ i like eating at Baywalk area near from the sea so Romantic

3. Last time you puked from drinking?
♥ nope, from having my Baby kasi naglilihi lolz

5. Name of your first grade teacher?
♥ Olivia Lagramada stil have gud memory lol...

6 . What are you doing right now?
♥ just sitting infront of my computer and eating some fatening foods lol
7. What did you want to be when you
were growing up?
♥ To become a gud home Ikananay lol

8. How many colleges did you attend?
♥ many to mention lolz

9 . Why did you get the shirt that you
have on right now?
♥ actually im not wearing shirts lol i called it bathrub...

12 . First thought when the alarm went
off this morning?
♥ Hubby need to get up to wake up the girls...

13 . Last thought before going to
sleep last night?
♥ Hoping for some grasya to arived lol

14. What errand/chore do you despise?
♥ dont understand the question lol..!!!

15. If you didn't have to work, would
you volunteer?
♥ yes id love to but how with many kids around lol...

16 . Get up early or sleep in?
♥ yes always baby in my tummy wake me up at very early always cant sleep...

17 . Breakfast this morning?
♥ rice with Sabaw called tinola

18. Favorite thing to do at night with
your honey?
♥ watching tv and kissing lolz

19. When did you first start feeling
♥ When its hard for me to get up now specially i have big Belly lol!!!

20. Favorite 80s movie?
♥ dont know coz didnt watch old movie much...

21. Your favorite lunch meal?
♥ rice with matching pork adobo

22. Beach or Lake?
♥ I like beach thats my favorite

23. Do you think marriage is an
outdated ritual that was invented by
people who died at 20?
♥ i dont know i forgot to ask my grandma lolz

24. What radio station is your car
radio tuned to right now?
♥ Cool 108.9...

25. What is a rumor that someone has
spread about you?
♥ i dont care much for the rumor they can say whatever things they want di naman ako ang mauubusan ng Laway lolz
26. Futurama or Simpsons?
♥ Simpsons

27. If you could get away with it, who
would you kill?
♥ i think im going to kill all the bugs that i dont like lol so alergic of it

Justine give me an Award as a Creative Blogger

Words are not enough to say thank you for giving me an award Justine!!! i really apreciate it, i agree blogging is not that easy u need to spend time on it, u need to think what you were going to post in your page so that viewers and readers like it, for me as new on this blogging i really dont have much idea, but i do my best to make my page nice, and with the help of this people behind of my blogging i really want to say thank you so much to them specially for you my Dear Friend Justine and Sis snow...they are my best teacher from the very beggining i start this things...they help me a lot of things that i didnt understand they give effort in teaching me, lucky i am to have friend like them...Anyway dont have on my mind right now were to pass this Award,thank you so much justine for your apreciation the way i make my page i love it girl!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Done for the task of the Day

Ive been sleeping for the whole day just woke up around 5:00pm then do some chores make supper, and do some laundry and after we done eating i prepare myself to relax in the computer lolz...having some chika2x with my friend ive been so tired for the couple days coz dont feel gud... so far after im resting for the whole day i fell great and back to normal schedule.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Make a paragraph or two regarding your personal meaning of Christmas, below the paragraph of the one who tagged you and you may put your name at the end of the paragraph linking back to your blog or right to the post of this particular tag. Then you tag as many as you can.

Christmas for me is the ultimate reminder on how much God loves us, that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. For me, its a celebration of love and a time to share our blessings to others.. a time for giving and reaching out to the less fortunate and it's also a wonderful time to be with your family. Christmas is not just all about santa claus or the gifts that you will receive or for shopping, we should always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and let us reflect on how much God loves us. - Just Let Go/Pieces of Me*Christmas is about giving love, forgiving. This remind us how lucky and how God love us when he gave us his only son Jesus Christ. A time for sharing our blessing to our family, friends and to others. - Celebrate Life/My Journey.*Christmas for me is not the new things that we have and enjoying the bounties in life but remembering that someone is born to redeem us from our sins and making sure of our salvation Teebob.*The true meaning of christmas for me is sharing, giving, expressing love to one another, and remebering that there is one person up there, who is born on the 25th of december to save us from everything . A lot of people told me that christmas is for kids. yes, it's true but I prefer to say that christmas is for everybody and sharing love to one another is the keyword remeber, "you can give without loving but you can't love without giving ". Alaverde33*Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The date of the celebration is traditional and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals.In most places around the world Christmas day happens on December 25. It's a special time of the year - a season of love and a season of giving. A time to share, to give and of course to receive a wonderful gift from beloved..Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.*As the word Christmas itself convey, this day is the celebration of Christ. It's his day since this is the day we celebrate his birthday. Everything we do on this day should be in his honor...just like we get the honor when we celebrate our birthdays. So do what you normally do on this day but remember to give the honor to the celebrant himself, Christ. Juliana of Pinay Wahm and Teacher' Corner.*Christmas is an event that happen each year to remind us that a savior was born to save us from our sins. People gathered together in the Church to thank God for bringing his Son to our lives. Its a time for sharing, giving, loving, and a mass celebration to all Christians by going to the midnight Mass. Runaway THoughts of Emz and Our Journey to this so called Life .*Christmas is an annual holiday that people around the world celebrates. People are gathered together to celebrate this traditional festivities. A time for giving, sharing, caroling and eating of course. It's the only event of they year that Santa comes out. Kohler's Realm*Christmas to is a birthday of Jesus Christ. It's also giving and sharing to one another as it's a traditional expression around the world. Time to gathered with family and friends, caroling and joy as we welcome the other year. Christmas is a special day for all of us, especially to kids as they wait for Santa. As what they said "Give Love On Christmas Day". It's time of love and joy. Anna's Daily Journal
*-A Christmas for me is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus who we believe who is our great savior and who died for us because of our sins. As we believe he is our Almighty Father, during Christmas time, whoever who is our enemy is we forgive them and realized its time to show love, kind, goodness and being generous to someone we care about and that is why we exchange gifts during Christmas time and get together with our family and relatives. Even though, we doesn't get any gifts from somebody else that we gave one, its just alright as long as we show love to them, its not only in Christmas time to show of affection to somebody else, anytime we can do it, but because it is already also our tradition as Christian people who believes we need to give a gift to someone during Christmas time specially to our family and friends. Well, it is nice also we have a Christmas celebration, so that we can receieve some gifts from someone who loves us and they can show their affections to us even by just giving gifts or a Christmas card.gmunchkin-*
*-Christmas is a time of gift-giving, when children hope to receive presents from their parents, other family, and friends and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at once a time for joyous celebration and solemnity. During the month before Christmas, there are parties and chances to eat good food and sing traditional Christmas carols, and its celebrated in the home with an evergreen tree decorated with a small ornaments and electric lights, and the other they decorated at the outside of the house with many wreath and lights, they have also decorated maniature of the manger or Santa Claus and inside too. The family get together on Christmas Eve to have a dinner. Its so wonderful with the family on this season! Amazing Life
*Christmas to me means celebrating the birth of jesus christ, its time for sharing love and spending time with family, time to give gift & receive , time to be thankful that you have sorrounded with love by friends and family!melsworld

Im going to tag justine

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pancit Bijon

A package of bijon
half a pound pork (loin or pork chops), cut julienne style
(if you can get Chinese pork bbq, wonderful
chinese sausauge, sliced (pepperoni will do)
onion, peeled and sliced
chicken (to sub for pork if you can't have pork) cabbage or napa cabbage
bean sprouts
pea pods
soy sauce
chicken stock
spring onions
scrambled egg

This is another type of pancit that I have never cooked before (I am partial to sotanghon and canton) but since I'm getting short of ideas on what to feature here, I thought I would give this a try. Pancit bijon is rice noodles which you can get from any Asian store. What's beautiful with this recipe is that you can substitute the noodles with vermicilli or angel hair pasta.

Soak rice noodles in tepid water (barely warm) while the wok is heating (for about 10 mins) until the noodles become supple.

In the heated wok, heat the oil, add the garlic and pork (or chicken) until the meat is brown. Add the sausage slices, along with the onion, cabbage, sprouts, peapods and shrimps. Stir fry for a few minutes. Add soy sauce, chicken stock, patis, and spring onions. Stir fry until the cabbage is tender. Add the drained noodles. Mix until noodles are tender, not soggy.

Place in a large bowl, garnish with lemon or with parsley, cilantro and more green onions. Serve with lemon juice/soy sauce mix.

Shrimp and Bamboo Shoots in Coconut Milk

shrimps - get the cooked, frozen ones, tail on or no tail - so you don't have to cook and peel yourself - about 2 lbs (1 kg)

1 can of coconut milk

1 can of bamboo shoots

1 can of straw mushrooms

1 can of water chestnuts (get the sliced ones)

1 medium sized onion, sliced

fresh ginger root, about 2-3 slivers

salt and pepper to taste

basil leaves

You can also add other greens if you want.
Drain bamboo shoots, straw mushrooms and water chestnuts.

Mix all ingredients in the casserole except basil leaves. Simmer. Since everything is cooked, there's really no need to boil the hell out of it, probably just simmer for 5 minutes. Just be careful not to harden the shrimps.

Add basil leaves after removing from heat.

Serve with white rice.

Fresh Lumpia

2 large eggs
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

About 3 tablespoons cooking oil

1/2 cup julienned onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half, thinly sliced
1/4 pound medium raw shrimp, shelled, deveined, and halved
1-1/2 cups finely julienned jicama
1/2 small carrot, finely julienned
2 green onions, finely julienned
2 teaspoons oyster-flavored sauce
1 teaspoon Filipino fish sauce (patis)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
5 tender lettuce leaves

It's A Wrap
If you don't have the time to make pancake wrappers for fresh lumpia, you can also use Vietnamese rice paper wrappers, which are sold in many Asian grocery stores. Look for round wrappers about 8 inches across. They're paper-thin, translucent, and brittle, with a delicate lattice pattern from the woven drying racks on which they're made. To soften them, dip them briefly in a bowl of warm water, shaking off the excess before you put the wrapper on your plate. In a few seconds, the wrapper will be soft enough to roll around the lettuce and the filling.

Lumpia are among the most famous of all Filipino dishes. These are not the fried, eggroll-like lumpia you may have tried, but a lighter, home-style version, in which delicate egg pancakes are rolled around lettuce and a tasty chicken, shrimp, and vegetable filling. If you have adventurous guests, let everybody make their own lumpia right at the table-it's a great way to get a dinner party rolling!

Getting Ready

Prepare wrappers: In a bowl, whisk together eggs, water, cornstarch, flour, and salt until smooth. Strain batter.

Place a nonstick 8-inch omelet pan over medium heat until hot; brush with 1/4 teaspoon oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan; tilt pan so batter covers entire surface. Cook until edge of wrapper is lightly browned and surface looks dry, about 45 seconds. Loosen edge with a spatula, turn wrapper, and cook 10 seconds longer. Turn wrapper out of pan onto a plate. Repeat to use all batter.


Prepare filling: Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon oil, swirling to coat sides. Add onion and garlic. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add chicken and shrimp; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add jicama and carrot; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add green onions; cook until vegetables are tender crisp, about 2 minutes. Return chicken mixture to pan; add oyster-flavored sauce, fish sauce, and pepper; cook for 1 minute. Cool.

Cut lettuce in half lengthwise. For each lumpia, place a piece of lettuce on wrapper. Spoon about 1/3 cup filling into center of wrapper. Fold bottom third of wrapper over filling, then fold in sides.

Serve with garlic dipping sauce or a mixture of hoisin sauce and soy sauce.

Chicken and Pork Adobo

1 cup distilled white vinegar (or cider vinegar)
1 cup water
2 tablespoons peeled and crushed garlic
2 teaspoons salt
2 pieces of bay leaves
half teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound chicken, cut into serving pieces, Chinese style
2 pounds pork butt, cut into cubes
soy sauce

Add vinegar, water, garlic, salt, bay leaves and pepper into a large casserole. Bring to a boil. Add the meat, cover and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle liberally with soy sauce and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove met and reduce sauce. Remove sauce to a bowl. Put oil into the casserole and brown cooked meat. Drain oil from the casserole, and return the reduced sauce back with the meat. Serve with rice.


1 cup of rice
3 cups of tap water
1 lb of chicken breast cut into strips
1 medium-sized fresh ginger
1 medium-sized yellow onion
1 bunch of green onions
saffron threads
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
1 medium-sized yellow onion, cut lengthwise
salt to taste

1. Sautee chicken strips in fresh garlic, fresh ginger, and
medium-sized yellow onion in a medium-sized
sauce pan or pot .Add 3 cups of water and
bring to a boil.

2. Add 1 cup of rice and boil for 15 minutes until rice is cooked.
3. Add saffron threads and stir.
4. Cut green onion and add to the congee.
5. Serve immediately. Add a few drops of fish sauce or
soy sauce and lemon juice to taste.

K A R E - K A R E

1 k Beef tripe
3 medium Eggplants,
cut into 1-inch cubes
1 bundle green beans,
cut into 1-inch pcs.
1 can Banana flower
1 c Peanut butter
1 medium Onion, sliced
5 cloves Garlic, crushed
2 tbsp Vegetable oil

1. Boil beef tripe in a pot of water for 1-2 hours
until tripe is tender. Cut tripe into
2-inch square slices.
2. In a separate sauce pan or wok, saute in
vegetable oil, garlic and onion the
rest of the vegetables for 10-15 mins.
3. Add in peanut butter and stir for 10 mins.
4. Add in the boiled beef tripe in the vegetable mix.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Serve hot with boiled rice.
6. Use shrimp paste or fish sauce to taste
as garnish.


250 g glutininous rice (sweet rice) flour

1 can coconut milk

6 pandan leaves (optional) (1 tsp vanilla will substitute)

225 g camote (sweet potato), cubed

225 gabi (taro root), cubed

6 saba (or plantain), sliced

250 g ripe langka (jackfruit) (canned will do)

200 g cooked sago pearls

300 g white sugar

1 can coconut cream

other ingredients (e.g. root crops) may be used

Combine rice flour with 250 ml water and form into small balls.

Place the coconut mil in a casserole and bring to a boil, then add the sago, sweet potato, taro and other root crops you may have. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the banana, jackfruit and rice balls. Continue to cook over moderate heat until all the rice balls float to the surface.

Stir in sugar and coconut crea, then transfer to a serving bowl.

Bibingka Cassava

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup evaporated milk (fresh milk can be substituted)

7 cups raw cassava, grated (or frozen) - cassava are now available in most groceries in cities with a large Latin American or Asian population; if you can't find it in your area, I'll post a rice bibingka recipe in the next months - sorry

1/4 cup butter, melted

banana leaves (available frozen in Philippine stores; or use cookie sheet or something)

For the topping

1 cup thick coconut milk (available in Asian stores)

2 tablespoon flour

1 can condensed milk

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese

Beat eggs and sugar till lemon colored. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a greased 9x9 in pan lined with banana leaves (or cookie sheet).

Mix coconut milk with the flour. Add condensed milk and cook over medium heat till thick. Add eggyolks and mix well. Return to heat and cook 5 minutes more. Pour over baked bibingka. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and broil till golden brown.


Sweet rice flour - about a cup.

3/4 cup water

coconut flakes

Lots of white sugar

Toasted linga (sesame seeds).

This one is very easy to do. Palitaw is a Tagalog term for this dessert or snack. In Aklan, we have our own version. My mother used to make this as quick snacks although she called it differently and instead of rolling the cake into white coconut flakes, she used bukayo (sweetened coconut flakes in brown sugar) as topping. I forgot how she called it though - I think inday-inday. I never thought that this was easy to do - but it is.

Mix rice flour with water to make dough. Make little balls then flatten. Boil water in a saucepan. Drop flattened dough balls into boiling water. The cakes are cooked when they float. Remove from water, let cool a little bit, roll in combined sugar and toasted sesame seeds and coconut flakes.

Recipe for X'mas have a yummy Noche Buena

Gud Day Readers and Viewers, here are some Recipe fox X'mas Eve i hope i can help you what to prepare on the kitchen during x'mas eve....enjoy reading and give me some after your done cooking just send it via post office lol!!!

Puto Bumbong

Puto bumbong and bibingka are two native holiday treats that are bound to the pre-drawn Misa de Aguinaldo, which starts December 16 and is held everyday for nine days until Christmas Day.

In the city, even well-dressed matrons buy them dripping with melted butter and sprinkled with coconut milk to get them going for the nine dawn Masses.

The number of street stalls serving these delicacies has dwindled through the years, as has the number of church-goers during the Simbang Gabi. But there are still a few restaurants in town that serve the faithful who attend the dawn Mass.

Filipino tradition in PI on X'mas

It is a Filipino tradition for children to visit

their godparents and elderly relatives
on Christmas day. This child is

showing respect
for his godmother by taking her hand

to his forehead. In return, he receives

a blessing or a gift.

Christmas in the Philippines is a mixture of Western and native Filipino traditions. Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, sending Christmas cards, and singing carols have all been inherited from the cultures of the West. However, these have all been adapted to fit the nature and personality of the Filipino people.

Christmas Eve in the Philippines is one of the traditions most families celebrate. It is a night without sleep and a continuous celebration moving right into Christmas Day. As December 24th dawns, the last Mass of Simbang Gabi is attended; then preparation begins for Noche Buena, which is a family feast that takes place after midnight.

The Noche Buena is very much like an open house celebration. Family, friends, relatives, and neighbors drop by to wish every family member "Maligayang Pasko" (Merry Christmas). Food is in abundance, often served in buffet style. Guests or visitors partake of the food prepared by the host family (even though they are already full or bloated!). Among the typical foods prepared in the Philippines during Christmas are: lechon (roasted pig), pancit, barbecue, rice, adobo, cakes (Western and native rice cakes), lumpia, etc. There is also an abundance of San Miguel beer, wine, and liquor, which makes the celebration of Christmas indeed intoxicating!

The streets are well lit and are full of activities. The children run in and out of the house to play, to eat, and to play again. The Christmas Eve gathering provides an opportunity for a reunion of immediate and distant family members. Some families may choose to exchange gifts at this time; others wait until Christmas day.

In general, the center of a family's Christmas gathering is always the lola, the endearing term used for a family matriarch or grandmother, who is deeply respected, highly revered, and always present. Filipinos remember how their lola had their children form a line and step up to receive a small gift of some coins. The older the child, the more coins he or she receives.

Some families have a talent show during Christmas Eve celebration. Children are asked to perform. One might sing a Christmas song, others might play a musical instrument, or others may recite a poem or do a dance. The celebration continues until about 6 o'clock in the morning. Those who cannot attend Mass the night before will go to the morning Mass on Christmas day.

Christmas day is a popular day for children to visit their uncles, aunts, godmothers, and godfathers. At each home they are presented with a gift, usually candy, money, or a small toy. Food and drinks are also offered at each stop. It is a day of family closeness, and everyone wishes good cheer and glad tidings.


Our country of the Philippines is the “Land of Piestas” and at Christmas time, this is particularly true. Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world. Its begins formally on December 16 with attendance at the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues on nonstop until the first Sunday of January, Feast of the Three Kings, the official end of the season.

The Philippines is the only Asian country where Christians be in the majority. Majority of its people are Roman Catholic. Christmas, therefore, is a very important and respected holiday for most Filipinos. It is a time for family, for sharing, for giving, and a time for food, fun, and friendship.

To most Filipinos, Christmas is the most anticipated fiesta of the year and is celebrated accordingly. The splendid weather of this tropical island nation, the abundance and beauty of its flowers, and lovely landscape, its multitude of culinary delights, and above all its warm-hearted people with their true devotion to family and faith all contribute to a holiday celebrated in the true Philippines fiesta tradition.

Tired and Dont fell good

I wake up this murning with not gud mood lolz..i didnt sleep well last night, i just turn and turn in the bed having runny nose, headache, plus my belly dont fell gud. im now on the hardest stage of pregnancy i fell diferent things that i didnt experience during my 1st and second trimester, now on my last stage of pregnancy its hard for me... having back pain, hard for me to stand up and going to the bathroom every 15 minutes or 30min... i fell like im always thirsty i need to drink lots of fluids and thats the reason also need to go bathroom very baby waking me up at very early in the murning always kicking me sometimes if im sleepy i wanna get mad lol but how???its my doctors appoinment tomorrow and maybe im going to find out what my baby gender even my Asawa expect same gender as what he have now lol...i dont care for the gender anyway whatever it is its fine as long s/he is ok healhty and strong....see yeah folks tomorrow for more updates have a nice day!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Place I was Born and Raised in Homonhon Island

I just wanna share you the history the place i grew up with in the Philippines, enjoy reading The History Of Samar maybe someday you will come there and visit the Paradise Island and beautiful beaches ....The Province of Eastern Samar was created by Republic Act. No. 4221 approved by Congress on June 19, 1965. It divided the whole island of Samar into three independent provinces: Northern Samar, Western Samar (subsequently renamed Samar), and Eastern Samar. The eastern province was to be composed of 23 municipalities, with Borongan as the capital. The first set of officials were elected in 1967.Eastern Samar played important roles in the country’s history. On March 16, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan first set foot on Philippine soil in the island of Homonhon, on his way to rediscover the Philippines for the western world.An American garrison occupation troops was annihilated by the townspeople of Balangiga on September 28, 1901. Now known in history as the “Balangiga Massacre,” the accident triggered a wave of reprisals against the people of the whole island of Samar.On October 17, 1944, rangers of the U.S. Army landed on the tiny island of Suluan Guiuan and had their first encounter of the Philippine territory three days before General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beaches of Leyte.Earliest known chronicles reveal that further contact with western civilization, aside from the Magellan landing, occurred as early as 1596 when Jesuit missionaries worked their way from the western coast of the island of Samar and established mission centers in what is now the Eastern Samar territory. It is most probable that the populated existing settlements were created pueblos shortly after this time. The eastern part of the island was known as “ibabao” and distinct from Samar, which was the name of the western part. It was Magellan who named the place where he landed as Homonhon.

I got my Permit from DMV

I've been here in US for about 10 months, but just recently i take my writen exam... and gosh i was so nervous coz the day i take the exam i wasnt ready, my asawa was been busy working for the past few months, and the day he called and ask me if i want to take exam i hesitate to answer yes coz im unprepared and so ashame to failed and imagine driving down to the ofice of DMV take about an hour and diesel was expensive lol.... My Asawa called me again and convience me if i wanna go there and i said big yes even not so sure of myself if im going to pass the exam or not....i got my Manual book month of August and since i have it i just read it twice, i just stare at the book and so lazy to read it coz nothing interest me to read on Friend Anna is the one who get the book in the ofice of DMV and drive to home just for me to have it...lucky friend i am right??? i just want to say thank you to her coz from the start we meet here in Wisconsin she is very kind and she bring me to the places i want to go, i can tell she is real and true friend of mine...she give me hints also what to study and it really helps coz it comes out on the test...Finally on that day i pass the exam i just take it once....and my Asawa is so happy coz he dont need to drive down there again and re-take the exam lol...he is my Angel and my best Asawa ever thank you Baby for conviencing me that day to take the exam mahal kita alam mo yan!!!