April 2015 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Chinooks Series Book#1: Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Bride for Rent

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- FIL's birthday
- Our 10th anniversary (post getaway to Japan)
- Holy Week
- The Ate's TWO awards!
- Miggy's 1st birthday party
- My brother's house blessing

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- The kids had cough and colds :(

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Surprised FIL for birthday dinner
- Went to Osaka and Kyoto for our 10th Anniversary celebration
- The kids' attended Miggy's of Mimi's 1st birthday party
- Went to EK for SMART Fun Familia event!
- Went to Punta Fuego for our outing with CFC friends
- Households, lots of it this month!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Buon Giorno in Rockwell Ortigas
- Buffalo Wings with Mom and kids
- CBTL with Mom and kids
- Eleven Tables to celebrate the first kids' awards!
- Restaurants in Osaka and Kyoto, the food there is the BEST!
- EK Food trip
- Phobobo in Hole in a Wall, Century Mall

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- I did a little (yes just a little) shopping in Japan. Mostly thermals, pants and socks.

What have you learned this month?
- While we were in Japan, the weather was bad, really bad for most of the days. I just learned that it is part of travelling. That we cannot control the weather unless we learn to "dance in the rain". Enjoy every moment because it really counts.

- One thing I've learned while we were there, inspite of a very good weather prediction, God can turn a thunderstorm into a very hot and sunny day. YES, HE can do that! He did on our last day in Kyoto! (*wink*)

- God is the most High and the most powerful. We are blessed to have such a God like that. ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Weekend getaway with CFC friends ♥
2. Beach time last weekend!
3. Friends
4. Food, food, food
5. 10th anniversary trip
6. S.U.M.M.E.R.
7. Work
8. Part time Tasks
9. God's love and presence
10. The kids' hugs and kisses

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The Unique Connection Video, a Tearjerker!

I cried when I watched this beautiful commercial...

This is dedicated to all the Moms out there! ♥♥♥

Enjoy who You Are.

Here's a beautiful thought to start off the Monday (and the week!) right.

"Enjoy who you are. Don't hate yourself for what you aren't."

And yes, I totally agree! ♥♥♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: All I Want.

I think I found another favorite artist - Elli Goulding. Beautiful song.

All I Want by Ellie Goulding. ♥♥♥

Eating Healthy with my Favorite CPK Salad

As I've said, I promised myself that I would be eating healthy this year and will live on a healthy lifestyle so I thought of getting this wonderful salad one date night with the Hubby.

And, I was so glad I did. It was sooo good! ♥♥♥

Good Morning!

This is the reason why my morning is wonderful today.

A good breakfast. Have a great morning, everyone! (*wink*)

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Getaway in Japan with the Hubby
2. Cherry Blossoms
3. Fun rides in EK!
4. Freshly Brewed Coffee
5. Monetary Blessing :)
6. God is good!
7. Great weather on our last day in Kyoto
8. Japanese Food
9. My whole family is almost complete! (Dad and brother are here!)
10. Family time

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Boodle Fight!

Look, who's looking forward to our boodle fight lunch?

Ah yes, the little girl who loves this way of eating is so excited! Even us, the adults are so looking forward to this.

So, come on people, boodle fight starts now! (*wink*)

Our Gostoso Piri Piri Chicken Dinner

When my Dad was here it always means one thing - dinner out!

And look, we tried for the first time Gostoso in Kapitolyo Pasig.

And, I'm so glad we did because the food was so good. The kids love it too!

We will definitely be back here and try the other options in their menu.

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Heal.

A slow song for a slow Sunday.

Song by Tom Odell called Heal from the movie soundtrack of If I Stay.

Enjoy the DAY, peeps!

Can I Eat this for Breakfast?

Pretty, please?

Not minding the calories nor the weight that I'm going to gain if I eat this today. Forgetting my healthy diet for a couple of minutes (or maybe hours).

After all, it's FRIDAY! (*wink*)

My New Found Friend's 43rd Birthday

Here's another unforgettable event I attended a couple of months ago. A new found friend's 43rd Birthday in Edsa Shangrila Hotel.

I was so happy I was invited and I was able to go.

It was a fun birthday party and the food was great!

Happy, happy birthday Neth! Wish you more and more birthdays to come. (*wink*)

Our Magnum Manila Experience.

After months of trying to plan to eat in this resto, we were finally invited by BIL to try it. Yey!

And we were so glad he did, because we had the most grand time trying out different flavors of MAGNUM.

And look, they even have lunch there too!

Best experience when it comes to dessert.

This resto is a must try! (*wink*)

Our Quick Roadtrip to Morong, Bataan

A couple of months ago there was a looong weekend, so we decided to go on a quick getaway to Morong.

We didn't stay long, we actually stayed only for a day but it was nice to feel the fresh air, smell the sea and relax for a couple of hours.

Thank you for the nice day, Morong, Bataan!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: All that You Are.

Still on Easter mode, thank you for saving me, Lord.

Have a BLESSED SUNDAY! God Loves us. Let us REJOICE! ♥♥♥

Thank You, Tito!

Look what the kids got from their Tito a couple of months ago when he came home from Singapore...

Oh yes, it's SMIGGLE! How cute are these pencil cases?

Pink and purple and it comes with pencils, erasers, sharpeners. The kids were ecstatic to receive these gifts. Thanks Tito Dandy! Mwah!

Healthy Eating - My Goal for 2015.

Yes, ever since the year started, I've decided to eat CLEAN and HEALTHY. Here's a proof...

This is the healthy salad that I ordered at CBTL during our bonding with highschool friends. Yes, you got it. A healthy food that was supposed to be a FOOD trip.

So yes, I'm getting there! (*wink*)

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Quick getaway to Baler
2. Holy Week to reflect
3. Easter Sunday!
4. Family Time
5. Kids
6. A Good Cup of Coffee
7. Movies
8. Wine
9. Chocolates (lots of it!)
10. Positive Thinking

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Wife Cake from Hongkong

Look what I'm munching on today...

It's called a "wife cake" from BIL who just came from a day trip to Hongkong. Yes, it's super YUMMY! Let's eat! (*wink*)

Stop Holding on to What Hurts...

"Stop holding on to what hurts.
Reach for what makes you feel happy!"

Rejoice, the LORD has RISEN!

It is a good day to celebrate.

Rejoice, rejoice, the LORD has RISEN for US! Happy Easter!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Easter Song

Rejoice, God has RISEN!

We are soooo blessed to be loved by GOD. Let's celebrate!

French Baker's Chicken Ala King is my Fave

...and now I'm craving for it...

Good thing Holy Week (and fasting) is almost over so we will probably be off to the mall later. (*wink*)

Missing Tim Ho Wan.

Yes and I really really want to be back!

Inspite of the long lines, it was worth the wait because the food was great!

Most especially the pork buns. YUM, YUM, YUM! See you again soon Tim Ho Wan! (*wink*)