Friday, July 17, 2009

Award to Brighten Your Weekday

Thanks to Chris of The Mommy Journey for this wonderful award!


Rules:
1. Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2. Link back the person who passed you this award.

3. Spread the love to at least 10 or more bloggers.


I would like to share this with Eds, Khaye, Mye, Junelle, Kathy, Vbg, Shy, Arlene, Jhona and Peachkins

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ONE WORD

Peachkins of blowing peachkisses tagged me this. Thanks sis!

This is a ONE WORD tag and you can only answer with just one! It's not easy especially if you want to share more of the story. But it was fun answering. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!

1. Where is your cell phone? bag
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? abroad
4. Your father? businessman
5. Your favorite food? chicken
6. Your dream last night? fight
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? house
9. What room you are in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? browsing
11. Your fear? snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? church
14. Something that you aren’t? thief
15. Muffins? cheese
16. Wish list item? boracay
17. Where you grew up? Pampanga
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? shorts
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? cat
22. Friends? joy
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? grumpy
25. Missing someone? friends
26. Car? toyota
27. Something you’re not wearing? jewelries
28. Your favorite store? supermarket
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Who will resend this? friends
33. One place that I go to over and over? church
34. One person who emails me regularly? mommy
35. My favorite place to eat? jollibee

I'm passing on this tag to my friends: Eds, Faye, Eymi,Yhang, Jhona, and Beth.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Series of Events

Last Wednesday, I was included as one among the delegates (including our Mayor) to the Presidential Citation Awarding for the streamlining of mayor’s permit in support to the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises at SM Megamall Trade hall 3 wherein Her Excellency Gloria Arroyo will hand over the plaques. I was very lucky to see for the first time the President of the Philippines. It was my first experience and opportunity ever to personally see a President of a country in a 10 meter range! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture a picture of her because she was surrounded by security and my cam was borrowed to our cameraman. Tsk tsk... have nothing to show as evidence. I got only this pix after having lunch at Kamayan as Mayor’s treat/ remuneration for the job well done.. Sobrang busog, eat all you can.. And I ate everything.. hehehe


Last Saturday, we headed to a kids salon for Lance haircut. And I’m happy to announce that he no longer cried in the process! As in no extra movements, he sat still. Yehey! Here is his picture with the new do:

Next, hubby and I went to Robinsons to see the Ice Age 3, Dawn of the Dinosaurs movie with Lance and his cousins. Ice Age movies are Lance’ favourite. We were anxious if he won’t cry and be afraid inside the cinema. Initially, we asked permission from the admission counter to go inside the cinema first for trial before buying tickets. Then after couple of minutes hubby went out the cinema and reported that Lance was not frightened inside; however, there was nothing playing in the widescreen and some lights were turned on. Eventually, we decided to pursue the movie, we’ll just go out if he cried - we thought. We are just in time for the showing time. Then the lights were turned off, Lance was quiet and staring at the big screen until the movie begun. I observed him and he was attentively watching the movie! At times he will utter “Mammoth!”, “Manny! (Mammoth’s Name); there were instances of shock when Rudy the white dinosaur and Dino Momma will appear and roar. Despite of that, we did not hear Lance crying or see him frown. Yehey! Another milestone! He enjoyed the movie! At last, we did not spend for nothing! Hubby and I are so happy! We had a meal at Jollibee after watching as usual... We got home fulfilled and proud of our baby.. It’s worth spending for... well done my son.. :-) Love you.. mwuah!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pending Tasks

I organized my files in my PC and I discovered that there were still pending tags unaccomplished! Oh my! So guys expect to receive multiple tags and awards.. hehe.. Here they are:

Bonggang Award

Vannie Thank you! Bongga!!!

Rules:

1. Post Award on your Blog together with the name and the URL of the person who granted it.

2. Pass the Award to 15 other Blogs that you have just discovered as great ones.

3. Contact the Bloggers to let them know that they have been chosen to receive the Award.

Handing these Awards to ....

....Beth, Monique, Cutella, Bam, Arvin, Faye, Shy, Dez, JennyL, Khaye, Yhang, Kathy, Chris, Mye and Jhona

Treasured Award

Eds awarded this to me. Thanks my friend.

Let me share this Irish Blessings’ friendship proverb:

“May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

Now, I’m passing Vannie, Hedge, Vbg, Junelle and Maus for this one.

I'm a mother; I'm a wife

Tagged by my sexy friend Eds. Thanks sista! :-)

Rules PLEASE:

1. Link with the person who tagg ed you.
2. Copy above images.
3. Post this on any or all of your Blog/s.
4. Answer the two-part questionnaire following these Rules. (Feel free to elaborate your answers. For questions 8 - 14, post only the one (1) which you believe best describes your choice.)
5. Share this with at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll.
6. Come back to Living A’ La Mode (DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK PLEASE.) and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.

Master List:

1. Tet of A Sweet Taste of Life
2. Cee of Living A' La Mode
3. Dez of My Life in this Wonderful World
4. Vannie of Life With Style
5. Mhay of Married and Happy About It
6. Juliana of Pinay WAHM
7. Vhiel of Can Of Thoughts
8. Willa of FickleMinded-A Life That Is Less Ordinary
9. Eds of Eds Mommy Life
10. Jona of A Time To Weep And A Time To Laugh
11. Chris of The Mommy Journey
12. Jac of Mom's Special Diary
13. Seiko of Seiko's Blog
14. Twinkie of Twinkie Calls
15. Sheng of Sheng's Simple Thoughts
16. Genejosh / Gene of Her_HisStory
17. Mommy Phebie of Love's Haven
18. Bless of Blessed Sanctuary
19. MarlyMS of Workplace On The Web
20. Mari of A Housewife's Journal
21. Che-Che of Mommy M.D.
22. Pinaymama of Pinaymama's Diary
23. Pinaymama of a Momma's Journal
24. Beth of All About Elizabeth
25. Linda of My Trendy Tykes
26. Rona of (Mis)Adventures of a Working Stay-At-Home Mom
27. khaye of Welcome to my life
28. Grace of My Lil Munchkin
29. Meryl of PLACES, PEOPLE, EVENTS, GOOD FOOD AND MY LIFE
30. Nisha of Nishas world and baby Alisha
31. Enchie of Sweet Nothings
32. Jes of Me, Myself and Jes
33. nel's bebi of Tales of The Domesticated Husband's Wife
34. Litzie of Tints of My Heart
35. Chepot of Whatever! The Chronicles of Chepot
36. Jarmz of Jarminator :-)
38.
Tetcha Gregorio-Figuerres of Pensive Thoughts
39. Sharque of Being Myself

7. Have fun!

~ Parenting Style ~

1. Do you exercise full or minimal control over your child’s / children’s behavior?
>> Lance is one year and 9 months old baby. Control is not strictly imposed on him yet. But hubby and I are sharing the control over Lance. But I think I exercise control most of the time. Because hubby is very busy at work.

2. Do you expect your child / children to obey 100% or let her / him / them do what pleases her / him / them?
>> No, I don’t expect my child to be obedient 100% but I won’t allow him to do all what pleases him, he must learn how to control himself.

3. Do you welcome discussion or you simply set rules?
>> I prefer a discussion to be fair and just.

4. Do you reprimand?
>> I haven’t experience this yet with my baby but with hubby – definitely! Lol!

5. Do you use spanking for punishment?
>> I tried to spank Lance once but he still doesn’t know it.

6. Do you use some kind of a reward System for motivation?
>> Definitely.

7. Do you enjoy being a Parent?
>> A lot but difficult at times. It takes a lot of sacrifices too.

8. Are you a hands-on Parent or do you have a full-time Nanny?
>> At present, my MIL takes care of Lance while we are at work. We employed a nanny 3 times this year and all of them resigned 1-3 days after hiring. :-( But if we are financially capable, I would like to resign from work and be a housewife.

9. At what age would you let your child make simple decisions for himself / herself?
>> I guess Lance already makes simple decision when he had been aware of his surroundings and developed his senses. Like knowing and choosing what he wants to eat, that simple.

10. Do you and your Husband have the same Parenting Style?
>> Not really though there are some things alike.

~ Wife Style ~


7. How long have you been married?
>> We got married December 2005, so, it’s been 3 and half years.

8. How do you feel about being a Wife?
>> I am not a perfect wife and fall short of being an ideal wife. I also feel guilty because sometimes I forgot my responsibility as a wife maybe because of our current set-up at home. But hubby is more of service than me.

9. What has been your typical sleeping attire since you got married?
>> It depends. I wear pajamas during cold weather but usually I wear short pants and t-shirt.

10. How do you show how appreciative you are of your Husband?
>> I thank him first then followed with a kiss.

11. What do you do when your Husband annoys you?
>> I usually keep quiet and won’t have eye contact.

12. You are buying or planning to buy your first house as Husband and Wife….
>> Hopefully, we could pursue this in the near future. Everybody wants own their simple abode.

13. How does your house look like at the end of the day when Hubby gets home?
>> Of course, toys are cluttered all over.

14. How do you feel about running a household?
>> I love doing household chores.

15. What is the sweetest gift you have given your Husband so far?
>> I bought him gold bracelet jewelry.


I’m passing this to Adette, Anney, Gina, Ka, Mye, Lhen and Arlene

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wisdom no more

Yesterday, I went to my cousin dentist and requested to extract my wisdom tooth. Extracting wisdom teeth is a difficult task according to my cousin. Maybe because it could lead to dental surgery, and probably due it’s positioning. Luckily, the procedure was successful, though, the tooth wouldn’t move at first. After several pushing, it eventually pulled his way out. Then I saw the wisdom tooth and it’s quite big! I took my tooth home for souvenir. I brushed my tooth first because it’s bloody and removed some of my flesh (yaiks! Hehe) See the photos..

above: you can see the scratches of the pushing and pulling before extraction.. hehehe

Award to Brighten Your Weekday

  • Posted: 8:37 AM
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  • Author: SHARQUE
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  • Filed under: Tags

Thanks to Chris of The Mommy Journey for this wonderful award!


Rules:
1. Copy the badge and put it on your blog.
2. Link back the person who passed you this award.

3. Spread the love to at least 10 or more bloggers.


I would like to share this with Eds, Khaye, Mye, Junelle, Kathy, Vbg, Shy, Arlene, Jhona and Peachkins

ONE WORD

  • Posted: 7:57 AM
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  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Tags

Peachkins of blowing peachkisses tagged me this. Thanks sis!

This is a ONE WORD tag and you can only answer with just one! It's not easy especially if you want to share more of the story. But it was fun answering. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!

1. Where is your cell phone? bag
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? abroad
4. Your father? businessman
5. Your favorite food? chicken
6. Your dream last night? fight
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? house
9. What room you are in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? browsing
11. Your fear? snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? church
14. Something that you aren’t? thief
15. Muffins? cheese
16. Wish list item? boracay
17. Where you grew up? Pampanga
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? shorts
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? cat
22. Friends? joy
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? grumpy
25. Missing someone? friends
26. Car? toyota
27. Something you’re not wearing? jewelries
28. Your favorite store? supermarket
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Who will resend this? friends
33. One place that I go to over and over? church
34. One person who emails me regularly? mommy
35. My favorite place to eat? jollibee

I'm passing on this tag to my friends: Eds, Faye, Eymi,Yhang, Jhona, and Beth.

Series of Events

Last Wednesday, I was included as one among the delegates (including our Mayor) to the Presidential Citation Awarding for the streamlining of mayor’s permit in support to the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises at SM Megamall Trade hall 3 wherein Her Excellency Gloria Arroyo will hand over the plaques. I was very lucky to see for the first time the President of the Philippines. It was my first experience and opportunity ever to personally see a President of a country in a 10 meter range! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture a picture of her because she was surrounded by security and my cam was borrowed to our cameraman. Tsk tsk... have nothing to show as evidence. I got only this pix after having lunch at Kamayan as Mayor’s treat/ remuneration for the job well done.. Sobrang busog, eat all you can.. And I ate everything.. hehehe


Last Saturday, we headed to a kids salon for Lance haircut. And I’m happy to announce that he no longer cried in the process! As in no extra movements, he sat still. Yehey! Here is his picture with the new do:

Next, hubby and I went to Robinsons to see the Ice Age 3, Dawn of the Dinosaurs movie with Lance and his cousins. Ice Age movies are Lance’ favourite. We were anxious if he won’t cry and be afraid inside the cinema. Initially, we asked permission from the admission counter to go inside the cinema first for trial before buying tickets. Then after couple of minutes hubby went out the cinema and reported that Lance was not frightened inside; however, there was nothing playing in the widescreen and some lights were turned on. Eventually, we decided to pursue the movie, we’ll just go out if he cried - we thought. We are just in time for the showing time. Then the lights were turned off, Lance was quiet and staring at the big screen until the movie begun. I observed him and he was attentively watching the movie! At times he will utter “Mammoth!”, “Manny! (Mammoth’s Name); there were instances of shock when Rudy the white dinosaur and Dino Momma will appear and roar. Despite of that, we did not hear Lance crying or see him frown. Yehey! Another milestone! He enjoyed the movie! At last, we did not spend for nothing! Hubby and I are so happy! We had a meal at Jollibee after watching as usual... We got home fulfilled and proud of our baby.. It’s worth spending for... well done my son.. :-) Love you.. mwuah!

Pending Tasks

  • Posted: 12:56 PM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE

I organized my files in my PC and I discovered that there were still pending tags unaccomplished! Oh my! So guys expect to receive multiple tags and awards.. hehe.. Here they are:

Bonggang Award

Vannie Thank you! Bongga!!!

Rules:

1. Post Award on your Blog together with the name and the URL of the person who granted it.

2. Pass the Award to 15 other Blogs that you have just discovered as great ones.

3. Contact the Bloggers to let them know that they have been chosen to receive the Award.

Handing these Awards to ....

....Beth, Monique, Cutella, Bam, Arvin, Faye, Shy, Dez, JennyL, Khaye, Yhang, Kathy, Chris, Mye and Jhona

Treasured Award

Eds awarded this to me. Thanks my friend.

Let me share this Irish Blessings’ friendship proverb:

“May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

Now, I’m passing Vannie, Hedge, Vbg, Junelle and Maus for this one.

I'm a mother; I'm a wife

Tagged by my sexy friend Eds. Thanks sista! :-)

Rules PLEASE:

1. Link with the person who tagg ed you.
2. Copy above images.
3. Post this on any or all of your Blog/s.
4. Answer the two-part questionnaire following these Rules. (Feel free to elaborate your answers. For questions 8 - 14, post only the one (1) which you believe best describes your choice.)
5. Share this with at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll.
6. Come back to Living A’ La Mode (DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK PLEASE.) and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.

Master List:

1. Tet of A Sweet Taste of Life
2. Cee of Living A' La Mode
3. Dez of My Life in this Wonderful World
4. Vannie of Life With Style
5. Mhay of Married and Happy About It
6. Juliana of Pinay WAHM
7. Vhiel of Can Of Thoughts
8. Willa of FickleMinded-A Life That Is Less Ordinary
9. Eds of Eds Mommy Life
10. Jona of A Time To Weep And A Time To Laugh
11. Chris of The Mommy Journey
12. Jac of Mom's Special Diary
13. Seiko of Seiko's Blog
14. Twinkie of Twinkie Calls
15. Sheng of Sheng's Simple Thoughts
16. Genejosh / Gene of Her_HisStory
17. Mommy Phebie of Love's Haven
18. Bless of Blessed Sanctuary
19. MarlyMS of Workplace On The Web
20. Mari of A Housewife's Journal
21. Che-Che of Mommy M.D.
22. Pinaymama of Pinaymama's Diary
23. Pinaymama of a Momma's Journal
24. Beth of All About Elizabeth
25. Linda of My Trendy Tykes
26. Rona of (Mis)Adventures of a Working Stay-At-Home Mom
27. khaye of Welcome to my life
28. Grace of My Lil Munchkin
29. Meryl of PLACES, PEOPLE, EVENTS, GOOD FOOD AND MY LIFE
30. Nisha of Nishas world and baby Alisha
31. Enchie of Sweet Nothings
32. Jes of Me, Myself and Jes
33. nel's bebi of Tales of The Domesticated Husband's Wife
34. Litzie of Tints of My Heart
35. Chepot of Whatever! The Chronicles of Chepot
36. Jarmz of Jarminator :-)
38.
Tetcha Gregorio-Figuerres of Pensive Thoughts
39. Sharque of Being Myself

7. Have fun!

~ Parenting Style ~

1. Do you exercise full or minimal control over your child’s / children’s behavior?
>> Lance is one year and 9 months old baby. Control is not strictly imposed on him yet. But hubby and I are sharing the control over Lance. But I think I exercise control most of the time. Because hubby is very busy at work.

2. Do you expect your child / children to obey 100% or let her / him / them do what pleases her / him / them?
>> No, I don’t expect my child to be obedient 100% but I won’t allow him to do all what pleases him, he must learn how to control himself.

3. Do you welcome discussion or you simply set rules?
>> I prefer a discussion to be fair and just.

4. Do you reprimand?
>> I haven’t experience this yet with my baby but with hubby – definitely! Lol!

5. Do you use spanking for punishment?
>> I tried to spank Lance once but he still doesn’t know it.

6. Do you use some kind of a reward System for motivation?
>> Definitely.

7. Do you enjoy being a Parent?
>> A lot but difficult at times. It takes a lot of sacrifices too.

8. Are you a hands-on Parent or do you have a full-time Nanny?
>> At present, my MIL takes care of Lance while we are at work. We employed a nanny 3 times this year and all of them resigned 1-3 days after hiring. :-( But if we are financially capable, I would like to resign from work and be a housewife.

9. At what age would you let your child make simple decisions for himself / herself?
>> I guess Lance already makes simple decision when he had been aware of his surroundings and developed his senses. Like knowing and choosing what he wants to eat, that simple.

10. Do you and your Husband have the same Parenting Style?
>> Not really though there are some things alike.

~ Wife Style ~


7. How long have you been married?
>> We got married December 2005, so, it’s been 3 and half years.

8. How do you feel about being a Wife?
>> I am not a perfect wife and fall short of being an ideal wife. I also feel guilty because sometimes I forgot my responsibility as a wife maybe because of our current set-up at home. But hubby is more of service than me.

9. What has been your typical sleeping attire since you got married?
>> It depends. I wear pajamas during cold weather but usually I wear short pants and t-shirt.

10. How do you show how appreciative you are of your Husband?
>> I thank him first then followed with a kiss.

11. What do you do when your Husband annoys you?
>> I usually keep quiet and won’t have eye contact.

12. You are buying or planning to buy your first house as Husband and Wife….
>> Hopefully, we could pursue this in the near future. Everybody wants own their simple abode.

13. How does your house look like at the end of the day when Hubby gets home?
>> Of course, toys are cluttered all over.

14. How do you feel about running a household?
>> I love doing household chores.

15. What is the sweetest gift you have given your Husband so far?
>> I bought him gold bracelet jewelry.


I’m passing this to Adette, Anney, Gina, Ka, Mye, Lhen and Arlene

Wisdom no more

  • Posted: 9:39 AM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Health, Teeth

Yesterday, I went to my cousin dentist and requested to extract my wisdom tooth. Extracting wisdom teeth is a difficult task according to my cousin. Maybe because it could lead to dental surgery, and probably due it’s positioning. Luckily, the procedure was successful, though, the tooth wouldn’t move at first. After several pushing, it eventually pulled his way out. Then I saw the wisdom tooth and it’s quite big! I took my tooth home for souvenir. I brushed my tooth first because it’s bloody and removed some of my flesh (yaiks! Hehe) See the photos..

above: you can see the scratches of the pushing and pulling before extraction.. hehehe