Craving for Tasty Ramen for the Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy, everyone!

Since today is the Chinese New Year, I'm kind of craving for ramen. Yeah, I know, Ramen is actually a Japanese food but I kind of remembered our good meal from our dinner last year. It was YUMMY!

We had a very tasty ramen for that night at Ikkoryu Fokkuka in Shangrila East Wing. It was a quick dinner since we all have work the next day. But still, we had a great time bonding over food with my family! We will definitely go back! (*wink*)

9 Years and Counting...

Yes, that's us celebrating our 9th anniversary today! Yebah!

How time flies! I feel like its only yesterday when I we were enjoying our "big" day.

I guess, it's true what they say, "time flies when you are having fun!".

Happy Anniversary to us, my dear Hubby! ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. School Fair!
2. The little girl's ballet and field demo performances ♥
3. Food trip with my Mom
4. Happy thoughts!
5. Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking
6. My Family ♥♥♥
7. A loooong nap!
8. Movie time with the kids
9. Popcorn!
10. Ability to think positive inspite of the challenges

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"You Made me a Mother"

This video is dedicated to my beautiful girls.

I felt you. You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant. I followed advice. I read twelve books. I quit coffee.

Could you tell I was scared?

I talked to you, sang to you... I wasn't ready.

But then you were here. Ten toes. Eight pounds. Love. Big fat love.

I held you. I fed you. I realized that I would spend my life doing things to make you happy -- and that that would make me happy.

And then there are the times I want to give up. You've made me rethink my sanity. You've made me want to fall on my mother's feet and tell her that I get it.

But then you smile and you say my name -- and you grab my hand with those little fingers.

We're growing together. We are seeing the world like it's new. I will open my heart and love will rain down all over you. You'll giggle, and I'll do it all over again. And we will walk hand in hand. Until you let go.

I made you, but you made me a mother.

This video made me cry. It just said everything I wanted to say to my little girls. Maybe one day when they are big enough, I am going to show this to them. I love you both so much!


Discovering Ramen Cool on a Rainy Day

A couple of months ago, it was raining so hard, but we needed to go out for dinner so we discovered Ramen Cool.

It was very timely since we were craving for a hot soup and noodles. The kids' favorite!

This soup was tasty and not to mention cheap too! I'm glad I ordered this for them. And as for me, I ordered this spicy chicken that was so perfect for the rainy weather!

Yum, yum, yum! Will definitely go back to Ramen Cool again soon!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: If You're Gone

Sharing you this nice song by Matchbox 20 - If You're Gone...

I think I've already lost you
I think you're already gone
I think I'm finally scared now
You think I'm weak - but I think you're wrong
I think you're already leaving
Feels like your hand is on the door
I thought this place was an empire
But now I'm relaxed - I can't be sure

I think you're so mean - I think we should try
I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - I think too much
I know this is wrong it's a problem I'm dealing

If you're gone - maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
Cuz there's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

I bet you're hard to get over
I bet the room just won't shine
I bet my hands I can stay here
I bet you need - more than you mind

I think you're so mean - I think we should try
I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem I'm feeling

If you're gone - maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
Cuz there's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

I think you're so mean - I think we should try
I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - do I talk too much
I know this is wrong it's a problem I'm dealing

If you're gone - maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
Cuz there's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

Awww, I love this song. Reminds of me old days. Happy Sunday, peeps!

Dinner Get Together with College Friends

Right before the holidays started, last November, my College friends and I decided to meet up again for dinner. We had a sumptuous dinner at Abe.

It was a night of chikahan and never ending reminiscing of good old college days. I missed those days! I was so glad I was able to join them that night. We definitely had fun!

Until next time guys! (*wink*)

Minions Overload at the Little Girl's Birthday

I can't believe I forgot to post these little cuties from the little girl's birthday.

Minions invaded her school party a few months ago and her friends and classmates were so happy! With all the loots that they got from her, they sure had a grand time.

We all loooove minions!!!

Quick Dinner Date with my Friend MM

As much as possible, my friend, MM and I make sure that we meet at least once or twice a year. That's why before the busy Christmas holidays started last month, we met at Trinoma for a quick dinner and milk tea.

And guess what!? After dinner, we were able to witness the light & sound show too!

Fun, fun, fun!

We got tired of walking around trinoma with all those people shopping for the holidays, so we decided to stop and rest and I decided to have my milk tea fix.

It was just a short time but I'm so glad we met up! See you again soon, my friend!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Looking at our vacation photos ♥
2. Relaxing weekend
3. Watching the little girl's ballet presentation
4. My sister's Birthday Lunch at Zarzuela
5. ...then desserts after at Gigi's Cupcakes
6. Katy Perry's Roaaaar! Love this song
7. Exercise time
8. Malaysia's Chocolate with coffee beans. YUM!
9. Gloria Maris' Dimsum
10. 2 hour nap last weekend

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Look at this BIG Puzzle from Lola

Oh, look at these biiiig puzzle for the girls given by the Lola...

Yes, it is huge! And once it was done, it took almost all of our living room center table.

It was beautiful. The girls love, love this big puzzle. Something they will play with over and over and over again. ♥

Thanks again for this uber cute and big puzzle, Lola!

The Little Girl's Christmas Play

Another unforgettable Christmas event we had was the little girl's Christmas play. It was extra special because this is her last year in preschool, so we were all so excited for it.

She was the Santa's Little Helper. ♥

It was a cute Christmas play about the little red train. The kids had so much fun performing!

I'm going to miss the girls' yearly Christmas plays. Aaaah, they really are getting bigger everyday!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Roar!

Here's a nice song to listen to today...

♪♪ I am the champion and you're gonna hear me rooooaaaaaaaaaar! ♪♪

This 2014, I'm definitely ready to roooooar! (*wink*)

Our 2013 Christmas Eve.

We had a very memorable Christmas Eve simply because I got to spend it with my family and the in-laws' too. We were one big happy family!

We started our Christmas Eve by attending mass at 7PM. All of us were very excited! Then as soon as we got home, we had our photos taken.

I promised myself this is going to be a stress free Christmas, I think I relaxed too much that I forgot to wrap our gifts for the kids. Argh! It means we were having so much fun!

We opened the little girl's gift for us and look what we got!

Thank you so much Ate! ♥♥♥

..with my siblings... (Missing my other brother - Dandy).

Oh, it was a happy Christmas Eve indeed!

Thanks dear family for the gifts! ♥♥♥

Our 2013 Christmas Eve Lunch at Project Pie

Yes, we started our Christmas Eve with another get together. This time with my family and we had lunch at Project Pie. It was F.U.N.!

It was everyone's first time, so we didn't know what to do exactly. Good thing the crew was very helpful!

There are several steps on how you want your pizza done. Since we haven't tried ALL of their pizzas yet, we got the basic ones.

And all of these were really GOOD!

After our sumptuous meal of pizzas, ice tea and salad, we exchanged gifts.

The kids were so happy with their loots from Lolo, Lola, Tita and Tito. Thanks guys!

6th Christmas Party for 2013: CFC Upper Household

Our last hurrah for the Christmas parties in 2012 is our get together with our CFC Upper household. It was fun with videoke, good food and great conversations!

...and gift giving too! Perfect to end our Christmas parties.

Merry Christmas dear Upper Household! ♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Planning our next getaway
2. Relaxing weekend
3. Coffee to start the week right
4. Answered Prayers ♥
5. The girls' smiles and hugs. Priceless!
6. Work
7. Lunch at BIL's place
8. Kids' play area
9. Great books
10. Shawarma

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5th Christmas Party for 2013: Highschool Friends

Last December 22, we had two parties for that Sunday, first, with highschool friends. As always, we had fun chatting and lunching. It was a great yet simple party for the holidays.

The kids were so happy to see each other. Too bad, we missed two families this time, Terry's and Joy's. Hope they can join us again in the Summer.

Merry Christmas, girls!

4th Christmas Party for 2013: Office!

Last December 20th (2013) was our office Christmas party. The party was held at Merci Bar in Timog Ave. It was fun!

There was an activity called PDI Idol where some of the employees entered a singing contest. Yes, did I mention it was fun? (*grin*)

Our fourth Christmas party with officemates, short but definitely FUN!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: The Prayer

Sharing this beautiful song today...

"The Prayer" by The Loboc Children's Choir & Various Artists in the Philippines. Love it! ♥

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Flashback FRIDAY: Bangkok

In 2007, Hubby and I together with my brother went to Bangkok for a quick getaway.

We had so much fun in the malls, the palaces and the dinner river cruise.

It was definitely an unforgettable trip! Wish we could go back again to Bangkok one of these days.

Funny Coca Cola Ad that Captures the REALITY of Early Parenthood

This ad made me laugh and cry at the same time...

What do you think parents?

It definitely captured the reality of early parenthood. I totally agree. LOL!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Feelng better now after being sick for two days
2. Wonderful vacation in Malaysia
3. Kids are back to school
4. Back to our old routine
5. We brought coffee!
6. Back to work!
7. Looking forward to weekend
8. Crispy Seaweed
9. A good book about l♥ve
10. Friends and Family

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How to Train Your Dragon Part 2?

Wow. The kids would surely get excited as soon as they see this poster...

How to train your dragon, part 2 is coming to the theatres in JUNE!

Featuring the returning voice cast leads from the first movie, Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid) and Gerard Butler (Stoick) with vocal talents from Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Craig Ferguson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The movie also features additional new voices from Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist, Cate Blanchett as Valca and Kit Harrington as Eret.

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” comes back after five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. All grown up now, with their friends, Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races as the island's new favorite contact sport. While Hiccup and Toothless fly away in unknown territories for more fun and adventure, they soon encounter a fearsome rider who is building an army of beasts by trapping dragons. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

From DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens June 2014 in cinemas nationwide in the Philippines to be distributed by Warner Bros.

This is going to be a F.U.N. year!

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Christmas Food Trip: Serenitea's Milk Tea

Another Christmas food trip for us - the family's favorite Serenitea!

I love their Christmas caps too. My order? Okinawa, less ice, 25% sugar, extra black diamonds.

Perfect. Just perfect. ♥♥♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Let IT Go.

Right after we saw the movie, Frozen, the kids just made this their favorite song - Let IT Go by Demi Lovato.

♪♪ ♪♪
Let it go , Let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
♪♪ ♪♪

♪♪ ♪♪
Standing - frozen in the life I've chosen
You won't find me, the past is still behind me
Buried in the snow
♪♪ ♪♪

Sigh. Beautiful song, indeed! ♥♥♥

Christmas Food Trip: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Salted Caramel

My, my, my. I really said goodbye to my DIET these holiDAYS. This one is just irresistible!

The combination is just heavenly. I can't get enough of this one. Thanks Mom!

Dinner with Balikbayan Relatives + Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show

Before Christmas, more relatives from the US arrived - my Aunt and my cousin. We had dinner at Ayala Triangle so we can watch the Light & Sound show too!

We were able to get seats at Wee Nam Kee (Woot!) since we had an early dinner (around 6PM). We had the usual roasted chicken, cereal prawns, seafood crispy noodles, kangkong and fried rice. YUM!

After dinner, it was time for the show!

The "balikbayans" loved the show so much! ♥

Walang ganito sa America, huh!? (*grin*)

Thanks for the dinner Tita Let!

Christmas Food Trip: Chips and Cheetos from my Mom

Another food trip today and we are having these yummy chips from my Mom!

These are so tasty and a little bit healthy too.

Cheetos, cheetos with a bit of a twist. Oh my! Love, love these!