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Monday, March 30, 2009
Latest Update

Dear hubby's niece Camille called him up at work and informed him that his father had a heart attack yesterday. So dear hubby decided to take a week off so we can go and visit him. We decided to drive down to Reno, then to Carson City, Nevada to visit him. We left our place at around 10:30 in the morning. We just arrived here in Eugene, Oregon a few minutes ago. We couldn't find any hotels near the freeway other than Days Inn. Days In is only a 3 minute drive from the freeway. While typing this, the kids are busy playing their toys, while dear hubby went to the restaurant nearby to get our food. We still don't have any recent update of my father-in-law so please keep us all in your prayers.

That's all for now. Have a great evening!


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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Electrical School | Electrician Schools | Electrician Certification

I watch news during my free time. It’s important to be updated of what’s going on with our economy now. It’s always nice to be aware of what's happening around you. I heard that some country like Guam is in need of electricians, even women are welcome. As long as you graduated from one of those electrical schools and took electrical courses. Many graduates now from other courses decided pursue their expertise into electrical matters. Some people can’t use their course into the right field, especially if you’re a degree holder.

But for those who are looking for the right electrical school, where you can find the complete lists of courses offered. This is the right place for you and they guaranteed the certified electrician certification after finishing the course you choose. This will be your passport for reaching your goal for a greener pasture. Learn & Earn right here at Rosedale Technical Institute with complete hands-on and actual application.

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Friday, March 27, 2009
Polka Dot Potato | The 99 Cents Potato Bar

Polka Dot Potato

The 99 cents potato bar from Polka Dot Potato is still open but you only have 48 hours left before the potato bar closes so you should grab yours today before they're gone.

Check out Polka Dot Potato website now. Enjoy scrapping.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Comcast Digital Cable And The Filipino Channel (TFC)

Few days ago, Comcast announced that they're going to discontinue analog channels and will switch to digital tv and the cheapest digital package starts at $56/month. According to Comcast, you don't have to buy a Digital TV to receive Comcast digital cable. With Comcast Digital Cable you will receive a Digital Cable box that modifies the incoming Digital signal so that it can be viewed with your current TV. With Comcast Digital Cable you will be able to enjoy extended service from your current television, without having to buy a Digital TV.

Next month, Comcast will discontinue analog channels so dear hubby called Comcast this afternoon and the representative will come to set up the digital cable box on April 5th. The Digital cable tv will cost $56 while the Filipino Channel will cost $12.00. So we have to pay $68 per month for digital cable tv and The Filipino Channel or TFC. It may sounds a lot but what can we do? Our daughter Lilly showed an interest in learning Tagalog language so that's also one of the reason why we decided to subscribe to The Filipino Channel :) I can't really wait to watch TFC shows :)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Egg Foo Young

This is my dear hubby's favorite dish. It's been a while since I cook Egg Foo Young so I am planning to make some for tonight.

1 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup diced onion-mushrooms
3 large eggs
Raw vegetables or meat
2 tablespoons oil
Foo Young sauce

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok. Add mushrooms and fry 1 minute. Place in bowl until cool. Break eggs (beat well); add fried vegetables or meat.
2. Add 1 teaspoon of oil in wok; heat for 30 seconds over medium heat. Pour in 1/4 cup egg mixture; cook without stirring for 1 minute or until brown.
3. Cook the rest of egg mixture the same way, using 1 teaspoon of oil every time.

For Sauce:

1 cup chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Free Hotel Night

Three years ago, we went to visit my mother-in-law in Reno, Nevada. I still remember what happened that night. We were already in the plane when the flight attendant said there was some minor issues and they're trying to fix it. We waited for about 4 hours but nothing happened. Then they finally said the engine won't start or run. So they canceled the flight for the night and the airline company gave us a free hotel night in Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada. I thanked God it happened before the plane left the airport.

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Monday, March 23, 2009
Landscape Architect Licensure Examination Results March 2009

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 11 out of 22 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2009.

The members of the Board of Landscape Architecture who gave the licensure examination are Carlito B. Pesons, Chairman; Cecilia H. Tence and Cynthia M. Sundiang, Members.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession; and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2009-2012. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said examination as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be announced later.

Registration for membership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects, Inc. (PALA) will start on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

Following is the list of Successful Applicants:


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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Your Song Presents: Underage | TV Remake "Underage" Episodes | Watch Your Song Presents Underage Online Free

your song

I love watching Your Song, a weekly musical anthology program of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. It is broadcast Sundays afternoon. The program began its airing on February 12, 2006.

Your Song Presents: Underage starring Melissa Ricks as Celina, Empress Schuck as Cecilia, Lauren Young as Corazon, Matt Evans as Migs Gonzalez, AJ Perez as Gary, Rafael Rosell Professor David, Valeen Montenegro as Anna Marie, Sylvia Sanchez as Berta, Mickey Ferriols as Cita, and William Lorenzo as Dong.

“Underage” is a story of three young sisters who grew up in the province but in certain circumstance will be moved to Manila and be exposed to different kinds of life. Celina (Melissa) is described as the most confident among the three siblings. Cecilia (Empress) is the toughest, while Corazon (Lauren) is a frail man-hater. “Underage” will run for about eight to 10 weeks. Your Song Presents: Underage premieres on March 1 on ABS-CBN after “ASAP ’09”.

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Best Buy On Sale Items | Find A Best Buy On Weekly Deals

Like most people, I'm also looking for the best buy on sale items or best buy on weekly deals. There are so many places where you can find a best buy on sale items, clearance blowouts, hot electronics, cool computers, as well as the latest music, movies and books and many more. is one of them. You can find everything you need in a discounted prices. I love their daily deals page where you can see more special promotions and their best buy on weekly deals as well.


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Saturday, March 21, 2009
Digital Scrapbook Kits | The Little Scrap Garden

I bought these beautiful digital scrapbook kits from The Little Scrap Garden last week. I was busy last week and didn't have time to post them here. When I bought these digital scrapbook kits, it was only from $.20 to $1.40. I only pay $8.40 for 7 digital kits. Good deal, isn't it?

Carola Mondini Annabelle

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Monday, March 16, 2009
Neck Braces | Foam Cervical Collars

Dear hubby has been complaining about his neck since yesterday after we came home from the store. He hurts his neck at work few days ago. I think it would be nice to get a cervical collars to support his neck. I was browsing online for an affordable foam cervical collars and found a great user friendly site which is one of the largest and most technologically advanced independently owned online retailers of life enhancing products in the United States. The site offer medical equipment and home health care supplies industry which includes Exercise & Fitness Equipment, Nutritional Dietary Supplements, Maternity/Baby Supplies and Outdoor Gear. They offers 55,000 products under 50 categories and you can shop by category, brand, and by condition as well.


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Saturday, March 14, 2009
Lemon Blueberry Muffin

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lemon blueberry muffin

If there's one person in the house who like to bake, that person is no other than my dear hubby. He likes to bake. I know most women loves to bake from scratch but not me. I know it's a shame but I'm working on it. Anyway, he made a Lemon Blueberry Muffin tonight for dessert :)

Muffin mix
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
baking cups
muffin pan
bluberries, drained

1. Rinse blueberries in cold water and set aside.
2. Place water, oil, egg and muffin mix in medium boil. Stir until moistened. Gently fold in drained blueberries.
3. Put baking cups into the muffin pan.
4. Spoon batter into baking cups, filling 2/3 full or 2 tablespoons.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Photo Hunt: Four

photo hunt

This picture was taken at a Football game last August 02, 2008 in Edmonds, Washington. If you noticed, there were just four of us at the time. It's just because we arrived 30 minutes early prior to the game :-)

Check out more photos here. Have a great week everyone!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
For The First Time Movie (2008) | Watch For The First Time Movie Online For Free

I just finished watching For The First Time movie online. For the First Time is a 2008 Filipino romantic film produced by Star Cinema. It stars Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion. The film was shot in the Philippines and in Santorini, Greece. "For the First Time” follows the lives of two teenagers from very different worlds. Seth (Richard Gutierrez) is a rich, impulsive playboy who runs away from serious relationships and doesn’t give much thought to the women he goes out with, and Pia (KC Concepcion), a prude, ambitious girl who feels responsible for the tragedy she once encountered, and with a scar to constantly remind her about this unfortunate experience. But when the two accidentally meet in Santorini, their differences did not stop them from spending one unforgettable summer together—that is until Seth runs away again, scared of the very unusual feeling that is happening within him. You can view the source here.

Here is the preview trailer of the 2008 movie For The First Time starring KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez. For The First Time movie was shown in the Philipppines on August 27, 2008.

You can watch tagalog movies online for free at the following sites:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Journey Concert In Manila Philippines | An Evening With Journey | Journey With Arnel Pineda

Journey with Arnel Pineda

Last September 19, 2008, dear hubby and I went to the Journey concert at The White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington. The concert was sold out! The ticket prices was a bit high but it's worth the price.

If you're a Journey fan, then don't miss out on this great opportunity. Journey and the Filipino lead singer Arnel Pineda will be coming to Manila, Philippines for a concert at Mall of Asia. An Evening with Journey concert will be live at Mall of Asia on March 14, 2009 (Saturday) at 8:00 P.M.

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Industrial Safety Equipment

Looking for an affordable, yet high quality safety equipment products? At Critical Tool, you can find affordable safety products for your workplace. They have full line of industrial equipment and supplies at reasonable prices. They specialize in providing companies large and small with the safety equipment you need at a price you can afford.


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Crispy Pata | Deep Fried Pork Leg

It's been a while since we had Crispy Pata. I was craving for Pinoy food so I decided to cook Crispy Pata for dinner. Isn't it yummy?

crispy pata

1 or 2 pork pata
2 tablespoon of salt
8 peppercorns (optional)
1 whole garlic
1 whole onion
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 bay leaf
3 to 4 cups of cooking oil

1. Place the pata in a casserole and cover with water. Add the whole garlic, onion, peppercorns and bay leaf. Season with plenty of salt. Set over high heat and bring to a boil, skimming off scum as it rises. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for an hour to an hour and a half, or until tender.

2. Remove the pata from the broth. Drain well. Let it cool. If you have the time, wrap in foil of cling film and place in the freezer for thirty minutes.

3. Heat the cooking oil in a wok or deep fryer until it starts to smoke. Gently lower the pata in the hot oil. The oil will spatter, no doubt about that. It is best to immediately cover the wok or fryer. Make sure that the cover has a steam valve to allow the hot steam to escape and to prevent it from condensing back into the oil. Cook the pata until the rind is puffed and golden.

Tips: In step 3, instead of frying, I wrapped the pata in aluminum foil and put it in the oven at 350F to hour to an hour and a half or until crispy! It's less oily!

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$1 Wednesdays at | Fly Me To The Moon by Spinky Dink Scraps

I just got an email from informing me about their $1 Wednesdays sale. I love the Fly Me To The Moon by Spinky Dink Scraps.

Fly Me To The Moon is an adorable little kit that will take you to the moon and back. This kit is available in both full size and tagger, so make note of which one you have in your cart when checking out.

This kit includes:

15 Papers
2 beads
3 cords
4 buttons
1 chrome circle patch
1 sparkle cloud
3 sparkle dot circles
1 colorful dot spray
1 jumping moon cow ;)
2 moons
2 stars
2 star swirls
4 frames
2 cluster circle frames
2 hand extracted fuzzy balls
2 glitter page borders
3 straight edge scalloped borders
2 curvy edges scalloped borders
3 bows and matching ribbons
3 star stitches
1 swirl stitch
3 cord clusters
1 staple
a set of sparkly hanging stars and a space ship

Get yours now at

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Thursday, March 5, 2009
American Idol Wild Card Winners | American Idol Wild Card Results | American Idol Season 8 Top 12

America has chosen the top 9 finalists who will move on to the next round of American Idol season 8. The wild card round tonight has completed the 3 remaining spots on the top 12 list.

The 8 wild card contestants consists of the following:
1. Von Smith, 22 of Missouri
2. Jasmine Murray, 16 of Mississippi
3. Ricky Braddy, 26 of Tennessee
4. Megan Joy Corkrey, 22 of Utah
5. Tatiana Del Toro, 24 of Puerto Rico
6. Matt Giraud, 23 of Michigan
7. Jesse Langseth, 25 of Minnesota
8. Anoop Desai, 21 of North Carolina

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Favorite And Memories

1. What are your favorite kinds of plant life (plants, flowers, etc)? Why?
I like orchids, roses, and dahlia. They're very pretty and last very long.

2. Do you associate any memories with certain things (flowers, objects, etc)? Any you'd care to share?
I can associate any memories with orchids. My brother loves flowers. We had our backyard full of orchids and every time I see orchids, it reminds me of him.

3. By what method do you keep track of your memories (blogs, scrapbooks, etc)? If you don't do anything to preserve your memories, how do you keep track of them? Does it matter to you?

In keeping track of special memories, I still do it a traditional way. Although, I also use scrapbook (digital) as other way to preserve memories. I don't normally blog about our memories online as I'm not really comfortable about it.

That's it for now. I know someone and a parent of a child who had injuries during birth so I have to check out some information about cerebral palsy on her behalf. She might not even know if cerebral palsy is the cause of her baby's condition.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Wedding Flowers | Affordable Wedding Decorations

wedding flower bouquet

I found this beautiful bouquet while browsing online. If you are looking for an affordable wedding flowers, wedding flower centerpieces, wedding bouquets, FiftyFlowers is the place to go. offer wedding flowers, fresh flowers, silk flowers, centerpieces, and more. FiftyFlowers specializes in wedding flowers for DIY brides, event planners and wedding coordinators. They have expert team which specialized in wedding flowers for 10 years. They deliver high quality, fresh cut flowers directly from the flower farms and deliver them to restaurants, events, hotels, personal flower arrangements. Don't forget to compare prices before you buy to make sure you get the best deal.


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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sweet Baby Mine | Softly Spoken | Fab Friday Sale at

Softly Spoken Sweet Baby Mine

These are my latest purchase from Last Friday, they had a Fab Friday Sale for only $1.00 each. I couldn't resist, so I bought Softly Spoken and the Sweet Baby Mine. The Softly Spoken has a shades of cool gray and warm beige set the foundation which splashes of autumn for a wonderful pop of color. While the Sweet Baby Mine mini-kit includes 5 papers and 18 elements. A perfect mini kit for your sweet baby.

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Wholesale TV On Sale

Last Saturday, we went to see some houses in Arlington, Washington. We both like the place, but it was a little bit far from work. It might not be a good idea to move up there since the commute is terrible especially during rush hours. Right now, we live at least 8 miles away from work. Not, bad eh? Anyway, we stopped by at Circuit City on our way back from Arlington to look for wholesale tvs on sale, but we couldn't find any since the place was almost empty.


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Monday, March 2, 2009
Top 10 Entrecard Droppers For February 2009

It's been a while since I drop from Entrecard. I used to drop everyday but I wasn't feeling well these past few days. I had a dry cough right now. This has been going on for 4 days now. I took Mucinex and hopefully that will take care of it. Anyway, I'll try to reciprocate to those who dropped by as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here are the top 10 Entrecard droppers for the month of February. Thank you so much for your continuous support. Hope to see you all again next month!

My note's 31
my review 31
BMWF1Blog 30
ThemeLib 30
Parental Instincts 30
First Door on the Left 30
1 Blog and 2 Sides 29
All blogspot templates 29
Online Social Networking 29
moms..... check nyo 29

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About Me: I'm Nita, proud Pinay, married, stay at home mom to two adorable kids. I love digital scrapbooking, digital photography, website design, cross-stitching, online blogging, and many more.


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