April 2017 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Just Friends by Monica Murphy
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
- Love at First Sight by Josh Sundquist
- Currently Reading: You are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Northern Lights

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- FIL's Birthday! ♥
- Easter Sunday
- Get Together with Family in Australia

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Celebrated FIL at their house
- Family Reunion
- Fellowship with CFC Chapter
- My Mom and sister arrived!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Passion Cooks Caterer for the Reunion and Birthday Lunch ♥
- Mang Inasal
- Sydney and Melbourne Foodie

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- Bought a pair of slippers, black cardigan and water bottle in Sydney ♥

What have you learned this month?

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: They Don't Know from Trolls' Movie

My 2016 Birthday Lunch and Dinner

I know, I'm a year late for posting this but as they always say, "Better late than never!".

Here's what I did for my birthday lunch last year...

Those huge tempuras were TDF! Amazing and so, so good! Hubby and I loved our lunch...

My 2016 birthday was simple yet special. I was able to hear mass that day, had lunch with the Hubby and then went home. We attended a Christian Life Program at night so for my birthday dinner celebration, we had it the next day.

Well, it was just a very simple dinner but I was so happy because my family, my loves were with me.

Thankful for another year for me!

Blessed, thankful and grateful, that was what I felt during my 2016 birthday!

Oh Wow!

What can I say, I'm totally honored by what my kid wrote about me....

I think this is by far the greatest achievement I got as a Mother! (*grin*)

There are days that are hard. There are days that are totally challenging. But these are some of the "rewards" that I get for all the hard work. Of course aside from the unlimited hugs and kisses that I get from them, these "honoring" that they do in school is one of the best! ♥♥♥

Mint Oreos for Breakfast? Why not!

Aaah, isn't it too early for junk food?

Well, not for me! (*wink*) This is perfect with coffee. And if I won't be able to finish the whole box, I can save some for snacks. (*grin*)

So, how's your summer so far? I know, the heat, it is getting worst! But for me, I'm really enjoying my time with my family. I don't want it to end. I hope everyone's enjoying it too! (*wink*)

Wisdomantics is Very Easy to Navigate!

Here's another great testimonial from a happy user of Wisdomantics!

Ms. Jones is surely a happy client of Wisdomantics and I totally agree that it is so easy to use / navigate. It is also awesome too. I've been playing with it for months now and even my kids love this game. ♥

But the best part in playing this wonderful game is that it is a teaching tool as well.

Have you tried it yourself? You won't regret it, promise! So, download my favorite game, Wisdomantics, NOW... And don't forget to spread the word, peeps!

For iphone users...

For Android users...

Enjoy the game and let me know what you think! (*wink*)(*wink*)

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Long Vacation with Family ♥
2. Freshly Brewed Coffee from Melbourne and Sydney
3. Online Tasks
4. Family
5. Free Trips. Woot!
6. Never-ending Blessings
7. Food trips
8. Summer!
9. Vacations
10. Family Bonding and Chikahan

To know how this started and credits of the header, click here.

I'm Missing this Giant Crab!

I know, right this very moment I'm wishing that I get to have this for lunch...

And look how really big it was!

This is the highlight of our family day a couple of months ago. The food! Aaaah, wish I could go back though. Yes, right.this.very.moment! Aaargh!


Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Can't Stop This Feeling from Trolls' Movie

A Cup of Cappuccino, Anyone?

Yes, this is actually the highlight of my day today. And I'm thankful that it is starting right.

This is heavenly!

Aaaaah, weekend, Saturday, I'm so happy you finally arrived! (*grin*) Now, what to do with the weekend? We'll see!

How about you? What are your plans for this weekend?

Ramen on this HOT Summer Day? Why not!

I know, lunch break has just ended but I'm still craving for something. I want another bowl of Ramen, just like this!

Yum, yum! Now I'm thinking if there any chance I would be at the mall later? Hmmm, We'll see!

How about you? What is your go to food this HOT summer day?

Coca-Cola LIFE, What is my Verdict?

Well, first of all I'm not really a coke / softdrink drinker so I'm not so sure if this review is accurate.

Anyway, the drink is "healthy" as they've described but tasty. I agree on the tasty part. It's a bit too-sweet for my taste but this is definitely better than Coke Zero nor Coke Light because they used a healthy and natural sweetener on this type of Coca Cola drink.

Would I recommend it? For those who love softdrinks, YES, this is the best alternative out there!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Another Getaway this time with Siblings (will reveal soon!)
2. Beautiful and Uplifting Songs ♥♥♥
3. Gift of Family
4. God's Love and Blessings!
5. Friends from CFC Community
6. Travels and Adventures
7. Household Help
8. Inlaws
9. Summer Vacation ♥
10. More adventures soon!

To know how this started and credits of the header, click here.

Nachos, Anyone?

Summer means family bonding, beach, late night movies, long weekends and of course, food trip! And one of our discovery was this uber good plate of nachos in a coffee shop that we go to every weekends. ♥♥♥

This is so good! I can eat it everyday!

This is what I love about S.U.M.M.E.R.! We are all laid back. We sleep late. Kids are in relax mode! Make it longer, please!

Small Things...

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Get Back Up Again from Troll's Movie

OH did I say that this movie is so, so cute!? Here's another fave song...

Let's not give up TODAY! (*wink*)

Happy Easter! Christ has Risen!

So happy to finally celebrate Easter.


I hope you are spending the last day of the break with family and good friends! ♥♥♥

A Fun Day at Real Surf, Quezon!

Guess where we were last August, 2016...

Not too white sand, but clean and smooth...

Cloudy skies but fresh air and a little bit of rain didn't hurt anyway...

Tents were ready in case we changed our minds and stayed overnight instead...

This was at Real, Quezon. We travelled for 3 hours (no traffic!) and finally arrived at this paradise.

Food was good too and not the usual that you get in beach / province...

Wish we could go back soon!

Hubby's Birthday Last Year.

Hubby's birthday last year was extra special because it fell on a weekend. So we invited family and friends to celebrate with him.

We had fish fillet, lasagna, beef mechado and baked chicken. Yum, Yum, Yum!

And look, desserts...

A birthday party isn't complete without cakes and desserts. I hope Hubby did have a great birthday last year! We'll see what's in store for him this year. ☻♥☻

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Weekend with family ♥
2. Beach Time!
3. Planning Trips and Future Adventures
4. Freshly Brewed Coffee
5. Kids getting Awards ♥
6. Graduation
7. Good Grades
8. Loving Family
9. Family Bonding
10. BLogging and Online Tasks

To know how this started and credits of the header, click here.

Get Together with Friends at Sentro ♥

Another fun and unforgettable get together happened last July, 2016. And this time it was really good friends from Highschool. Since we have a friend who came from the US, we decided to meet up in Sentro.

The food was delish as expected!

This binagoongan rice was the best! Oh, with chicharon? YES, please!

And the dessert, not to sweet, not too bland. Love it!

And look at us! I'm so proud to say that we've been friends for yearssssss...

As always, I had fun ladies! I really hope we get to see each other more often. Let's pray for that!


Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: True Colors from Troll's Movie. ♥

Oh, I super love this movie especially the movie soundtrack. Check out my favorite song...

Lovely song, isn't it? Love, love, love it!

Good Friends, Great Food and Fresh Air in Tagaytay

One of our unforgettable get togethers last year was in Tagaytay. It was such a great day and it was so nice to see our friends again after so many months of not seeing each other!

These are the women whom I look up to. They are the best!

And look, here's a proof of how much I enjoyed the get together and how much it was a great day...

Aaaah, I'm missing the cold weather in Tagaytay already!

Now that it's summer, I'm pretty sure it is not THAT cold now, but still, fresh air? Who wouldn't so NO to that!?

Looking Forward to our Weekend and Nature.


Ever since our summer started, we've been checking out outdoor activities and so loving it!

Green grass, trees, fresh air, these are the things that money can't buy!

I've been hooked to nature ever since I was a kid but I'm so, so glad that my family agrees. So now that I have them, we go as a family to explore simple things, explore our surroundings and can't help but feel grateful for these blessings. ♥♥♥

A Game that Gives you a Chance to Learn about the Bible...

So here's another wonderful testimonial by one of the players of my favorite game, Wisdomantics.

Oh, look, here is another wonderful feedback from a player of Wisdomantics - Ms. Shirley Ann Knuckles. I love the features that she mentioned here:

- Based on the Book of Proverbs
- A wonderful game because it gives you a chance to learn about the Bible (where will you find a game that can beat that!?)
- You can play the game by yourself as a single player (and I must add, you can play it with your friends!)
- It is a great game and she highly recommends it

I've been recommending this game for several months now. It is truly a great game to play with friends, with your young and not-so-young kids, with your family. It helps with family bondings.

And now that long weekend is coming very, very soon, I know you would want to try it yourself too!

So, download my favorite game, Wisdomantics, NOW... And don't forget to spread the word, peeps!

For iphone users...

For Android users...

Enjoy the game and let me know what you think! (*wink*)(*wink*)

French Toast and Cappuccino for Breakfast

Oh, I'm craving for a good breakfast today. I would love to have this again...

But I can have it this weekend! Aaargh, I can't wait. A few more days to go. Or maybe I should get this breakfast tomorrow on my way to work? What do you think?

Well, I think I deserve it, right?! Well, we'll see! (*wink*)

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Busy but Happy Weekend
2. Household meeting
3. Chapter Fellowship
4. Celebrating the Graduates' Achievements ♥
5. CFC Friends
6. FIL's birthday weekend
7. Reunion
8. Family
9. Happy Kids
10. Moms

To know how this started and credits of the header, click here.

A Dinner Date with Kindle :)

Well, as a busy Mom and a programmer, I make it a point to go out by myself. And once in a while, I would bring my kindle with me and read.

Yes, I had a date with my Kindle a couple of months ago. And boy, I had fun!

Here's what I had for dinner...

Wished I could have more though. The serving was too small. LOL! Oh well, maybe I can schedule another "me time" soon now that it's summer! What do you think? (*wink*)