Monday, December 7, 2009

Vote for Alikah Arienh R. Sadamas

Hi Everyone! My daughter joins the DECEMBER PINOY SMILE CONTEST.. I am calling all your supporting heart to please vote for her by clicking on her name below or clicking on her photo below to be directed to her profile. You can also VOTE HERE directly.

To vote for Alikah, click on her name on the poll and click the "vote" button at the bottom of the contestants page. If you are a blogger, you can also vote by leaving your precious comments on her photo profile page.

Alikah Arienh Rivera Sadamas

"The primary objectives of the contest are to enjoy the beautiful smiles of Pinoy children from all over the world and to remind everyone that healthy teeth make a beautiful smile!"

Thank you so much for your support! It is highly appreciated!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Girls Talk: Favorite Gifts

I hope this entry is not too late on Girls Talk! So sorry guys I was not able to join here last week. However, I am here now though it's little late.

Talking about gifts, we all have plenty of them from the ones who love us: our family, friends and anyone close to our hearts and most especially from above. In our hearts and souls are infinitely precious gifts that cannot be taken out from us. For me, there's no other precious than the gift of my children. Their being here in my life is the most precious gift itself. With them on my life, I feel I have a home, what joy it is to be a mother of them.

My Children...

children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (Psalms 127:3-5

The eldest Gift: Aljodon David

The second blessing: Al'jered Nicolas

The third gift: ALikah Arienh

and another one coming: Lishan Jeshaiah

Thank you Lord , You are the best giver of all and your gifts are beyond compare..

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

With Love Wednesday: Love for Life

It's Great that Jona invited me to participate in this new meme authored by her : WITH LOVE WEDNESDAY... Thank you sis for inviting me.
The first topic is about our LOVE FOR LIFE.. It's about the person whom we are going to stay with for the rest of our lives.

I have talked about the series of our love story on my other blog. I hope you can read it sometime. MY LOVE FOR LIFE is no other than my husband- Zel- the man who accepted me for who I am , the one who loves me without question.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potato: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

I have missed the last week's Tuesday Couch Potatoes. If you have visited my other blog, you would have known the reason why. But, anyway I am back and am joining this week's edition, Animals Rule! I love this edition as any film which is about pets and animals really find a place in my heart. I am the kind of person who has a soft heart who is easily touched by some heart-warming animal stories.

I was supposed to pick Spirit- The Stallion of Cimarron as this was my ultimate favorite when I was pregnant with my third child. I never get tired of watching it over and over. I love the plot. I love the high-spirited stallion there and more so on his fight for the freedom of his homeland. The musical scores were perfect that really added strength to Spirit's character and journey. However, as this is the feature of our host, I'll go for another heart-warming, funny and lovable animal film- HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY.

The main idea of "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" is three pets, Shadow, a wise old golden retriever, Chance, a goofy, fun-loving American bulldog puppy, and Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who are left in the care of their owners' friend that lives hundreds of miles away on a farm. After several days, the pets begin to worry. Thinking that their owners must be in some kind of trouble, they set out on their adventure home.Along the way they encounter many unexpected surprises but their determination and love for their owners helps them in finding their way. For me, this was an unforgettable story of love, courage and devotion that will inspire everyone who watches it.

Truly a movie for all ages but especially kids will love this. The animals, the beautiful nature, some nice and funny moments, a good heart and a happy ending, everything what a movie for the whole family needs. Of course the story is simple and some events are quite impossible, but with movies like this you are not suppose to ask too many questions and you must not be too critical.

Visit Kikamz and Enjoy more Lovable Films about Animals!!! Happy Watching Couchers!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Girl's talk: Favorite Drink and Chocolate

Hi , I was not able to join last week's topic on Girl's Talk as I was so busy last week that i forget to post my entry. For that I will be posting two favorites for this entry.


I am no less than a hot tea addict. I go for green teas, fruit teas and Oolong teas. The health benefits of teas are seemingly endless. Teas are powerful anti-oxidant. Aside from the delightful tea taste, you'll enjoy the benefits with every sip of it. I especially love green tea pods straightly boiled into perfection. I live by tea as water. In my office drawers, one of them is my drawer for my stock of tea bags, loose tea leafs, and some tea pods. I got my supply from authentic Tea seller in binondo, some others were presents from my ate in Australia and some were given by my brother in law fresh from Taiwan.

A cup of green tea a day will keep the sickness away..


No other else gives me the pure pleasure than the pleasure that CADBURY CHOCOLATES brought to me.

Learn more on other's favorites at Sis Niko's blog and enjoy Girl's Talk!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Drinking Cold Water after A Meal= Cancer

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this??

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a glass of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Tell it to everyone you know and care for. There's nothing to lose with being health conscious. After all it's our life.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potato: The Cutting Edge

It's already November. Whew!! Days are really scurrying so fast. I am excited for my due date when I can see my unborn baby for the first time. November 3rd's edition for Tuesday Couch Potatoes is DRAMA. We'll talk about movies which made us cry, made our emotions soar up high and cause us to be nostalgic way and beyond.

For my top pick and I considered it as drama, though it's more of Romance, I love the THE CUTTING EDGE..

The king of the Rink meets America's Ice Queen.

Starred by D.B. Sweeny as Dough Dorsey (the Hockey King) and Moira Kelly as Kate Mosely theirs was the Ultimate Love/ Skate relationship.

At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see a Kate doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows a tempermental but talented figure skater Kate through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal.

The Cutting Edge is a classic movie and one which I never get tired of watching. I have watched it since High-school and till now at present whenever I feel like watching. It made me cry loads of tears and makes me like a floating fairy whenever I see their last performance at the end part.

The chemistry between Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney really heightens this picture, even before you see the impressive scenery and fantastic skating sequences.

The script is filled with quotable gems, (It's not like his nose was perfect) and what could be a fairly thin story (that, OK, has been done before) is lifted firmly out of the cliche zone by first class direction, a thumping early 90's pop soundtrack and breathtaking choreography.

I can't find fault in this movie - it's one of my top five - and would recommend it as a family favorite. You'll surely get the warm fuzzies while watching it. It gives credit to romance and beautiful story of how love can grow from being cat and dog at the beginning.

For the giddiyap that I've got while watching it, this movie gets a very enthusiastic 10/10 from me. Yay!!!

I don't know why every time I'm on the ending scene my heart would always stop, my tears would start falling and my emotions are surging.. I really can't explain.. Can you watch the last scene with me and tell me why I feel like this?

The last scene:

For more heart-warming movies visit Kikamz and enjoy..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Girl's Talk: Accessories

Girls Talk time! Another Thursday, another vain glories for girl's day. Our theme for today is all about favorite accessories. Join us at Niko's Girls Rule blog and talk about all the kikayness under the sun.

Favorite accessories, hmm when it comes to adorning myself, I have a lot of accessories actually that runs from: obviously oversize stoned necklaces, bracelets, dangling earrings and rings and fashion watches. I love to collect them. I am fond of buying such tinkers and trinkets whenever I pass by some accessory shops at Binondo, Divisoria, Baclaran and in malls. Note, I am not into expensive ones. I just go for cute stuffs that are not over priced. However, I only wear the showy ones whenever I feel like wearing it. All I wear everyday are my favorite white earrings , my wristwatch and my wedding ring and some bracelet that goes with my outfit for the day.

Here are some pics of me wearing accessories:

The earing is my favorite pearl pieces and the necklace was given by my ate..

The necklace is actually my ID lace..
The big dangle earring was given by my ate..
Love this ring.. and the wristwatch is my everyday wear..

Love the green stuff bracelet..that earring is my everyday piece..Love that blue earring.. I love the color blue too..
These purple stuff look cute, I thought so..

You see my stuffs are not expensive at all. I just love to collect whatever pleases my eye.. Those are just some. I just forget to take photos of my collections.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potato: Zapped!

It's Tuesday once again and time for anything Magical... It's our October 27th edition on Tuesday Couch Potato. I love this edition as I am also fond of anything with magical spells that works for happy endings.


I don't know if you are familiar with this movie, but this is a very old one but one that I can't forget. Have watched it when I was in 3rd grade way back 1986. However this movie was produced back 1982. Imagine how old that was. LOL..

But mind you, it's an A+ Comedy That Makes the Grade! A comedy actually with the magic of two young people falling in love..

The movie was about a high school whiz kid who accidentally gains telekinetic powers. Barney uses his newly acquired talent to gain control over bullies, win baseball games, roulette, and of course, to win the affections of beautiful girls--including gorgeous Jane Mitchell!

It's a decent-enough comedy. For the most part, you should watch it if you're interested in getting a feel for what the Reagan-era 1980s were like.

The prom scene's the best with Got to Believe in Magic soundtrack which makes the film worth viewing. I remember the " kilig" moments whenever I thought of it. Gee.. I must have fallen in love with Scott Baio.. Ha ha.. Just imagine I would rewind the "Betamax" (it was betamax tape) again and again so I could watch it over and over.. It is just a fun romp into a fantasy that we all probably had when we were in high school, to have some sort of "special power" that made us different from everyone else. I say if you just want to forget today's world just pop in this movie and relax for 1hr 38min!

The Trailer...

and the cool soundtrack....

For more fantastic movie, visit sis Kikamz for more Magical Edition on TCP

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Girl's Talk: Favorite Dress

It's Thursday and Girl's Talk time again. I love this meme, as we got to share our girly girl spirit, kikayness and everything how vain a girl could be. Thanks to Nikogirl for hosting along.

So, this week's theme is FAVORITE DRESS. Hmmm, when it comes to dressing up , I am not as vain as the others maybe.. LOL.. Anything goes for me as long as I think that I don't look awful and feels comfy. Though anything goes with me, as sis Niko said, there would be something we would like to wear over and over again.

Well, I have one favorite but actually it's not literally a dress. It's a green t-shirt. I bought it so many years back. Since I have it, I have worn it nth times.. I can't even tell how many times. he he.. It's a simple cotton t-shirt with an embroidered cat design on it which has a beaded neck lace. This is my only favorite. I suppose it's because it brings back old sweet memories whenever I wear it. =)

Here it is..

Me wearing it with my daughter ..

What about you? What's your favorite get-up? Share it with us @ Girl's Talk!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potato: The Sixth Sense

October 20th edition of Tuesday Couch Potato is Supernaturals. I love this edition. My type of movies are anything that goes with fairies, ghosts, paranormal, and anything that is from the another dimension. I always love thrill. I love hiding under the pillow whenever it's on the scariest part. LOL. I also find it awesome to see love stories between humans and the non-humans , say the Supernatural love affair. So this week's edition is perfect for me.

"I see dead people" (remember this line???)

Not every gift is a blessing. Not when it's the gift of " The Six Sense"

Featuring for October 20th edition of TCP, America's #1 Movie Four Weeks In A Row!

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Child psychologist Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is one night visited by an ex-patient named Vincent, angry, enraged. He wounds Crowe, then kills himself. A few months later, Crowe is visited by a 9-year old boy named Cole (Haley Joel Osmont). He sees dead people who do not know they are dead. Because of this, he is called a freak in school. Crowe, at first thinks he is seeing things, but after spending a lot of time with Cole (much to his wife's dismay), he discovers Cole may be seeing dead people after all.

When I first saw The Sixth Sense in 1999, I didn't know what to expect. I guess I was looking forward to a good scary horror flick. I was very surprised. I found that the purpose for this movie was far greater than just trying to scare the audience. I found this movie was showing not only the emotions of fear, but also faith, commitment, sadness of loss, and love. The end was so surprising, I had to see it again. The second time I watched it, I did it from a totally different perspective (this is a very rare quality for any movie), and I enjoyed it just as much, or maybe even more. I also, as many viewers have, tried to detect fallacies in the story. I couldn't find one. In addition, for those that appreciate great soundtracks, the music only helps to heighten the experience of the movie.

I believe that a great movie is one that helps the viewer perceive life and the world differently. The Sixth Sense is one of those extraordinary movies that does that to me. This movie reflects on some difficult subjects that will make the viewer walk away asking eternal questions. Questions about death, about letting go, about eternal love and commitment, about the love between parent and child, and between husband and wife. Maybe I read too much into this very wonderful film, but I believe it will be difficult to find a movie that has touched on these subjects so poignantly and so well for years to come.

For more Supernatural Stories, visit Kikamz of Just about Anything. Happy viewing everyone!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Miracle Monday: He Saved Us from the Storm

In our day to day life, there are a lot of miracles that we need to be thankful of the Lord. There are times that we are so full of anxiousness , yet every minute the Lord has been working in ways we cannot see to bring forth His faithfulness to us. I thank the Lord, that I am able to join this wonderful meme , Miracle Monday, hosted by Beth of A Mom's Life.

I was inspired by the words of the author of this meme, yes it is true , we might be thinking that we don't have a miracle to write each week, but if we stop and really think about it, we do. Our miracles doesn't have to be those like of the book of Matthew or having the blind man receive sight, or having a lame being able to walk. Those are not the only Miracle that God has done for us.

My First Miracle Monday:

For my first entry, I would like to thank the Lord, for saving our family from the recent calamity that has damaged the lives of my fellow countrymen, leaving them homeless. Our country, Philippines has been devastated recently with typhoons which cause huge flooding among the lands of Luzon and most parts of the National Capital Regions. I remembered it too well, it was on September 26, 2009. My husband wasn't able to come home as he was trapped somewhere else. He did not make it home as the flood was neck level or even deeper.

That was the first time in forty years that it heavily rained continuously for more than 24hours that has caused rivers and dams to overflow and flooded Metro Manila. The Lord knew that it will happen and prepared our family for that. Two months before that day, we still have not lived in our place today. We have just moved here so recently. It was an instant decision. All of a sudden we found the place small for us and not good anymore so we looked for another one. Besides, I noticed that the place recently is easily flooded when it rains.

I praise the Lord for the inner leading. If we have not move, we could have been flooded. I knew from our old neighbor that water level inside the house was near the breast level. Our home could have been devastated. It would have been so risky for me. I am pregnant and nearing my due date, it could have lead me to early birthing. But thank the Lord, He has led us to move away and keep us safe during the storm. Our new place was safe. It is on the elevated area thus water did not stay but just continued to flow downwards , saving our neighborhood from the pitiful condition.

My heart is torn whenever I see on news how others lost their living, their love ones and their homes. I cannot help but fall into tears and feeling a lot of surging emotion towards them. I just thank the Lord that He has saved us. I can say that it has been one of the miracles the Lord hath performed on us.

I have faith in Him. If we turn to Him , He would keep the storm from hitting your home as He did in Galilee.
I only pray that my fellow countrymen will not lose hope. Our God is our hope. If we only trust in Him, He will do the rest for us. If we remember in the times of Noah, after the flood , He has sent A Rainbow, a promise for a new day, a new life..

Visit Beth's A Mom's Life for more Miracle Monday and know that the Lord is good.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Bridge Keeper

There once was a bridge which spanned a large river. During most of the day the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled with the banks, allowing ships to pass through freely on both sides of the bridge. But at certain times each day, a train would come along and the bridge would be turned sideways across the river, allowing a train to cross it. A switchman sat in a small shack on one side of the river where he operated the controls to turn the bridge and lock it into place as the train crossed.

One evening as the switchman was waiting for the last train of the day to come, he looked off into the distance through the dimming twilight and caught sight of the train lights. He stepped to the control and waited until the train was within a prescribed distance when he was to turn the bridge. He turned the bridge into position, but, to his horror, he found the locking control did not work. If the bridge was not securely in position it would wobble back and forth at the ends when the train came onto it, causing the train to jump the track and go crashing into the river. This would be a passenger train with many people aboard.

He left the bridge turned across the river, and hurried across the bridge to the other side of the river where there was a lever switch he could hold to operate the lock manually. He would have to hold the lever back firmly as the train crossed. He could hear the rumble of the train now, and he took hold of the lever and leaned backward to apply his weight to it, locking the bridge. He kept applying the pressure to keep the mechanism locked. Many lives depended on this man's strength. Then, coming across the bridge from the direction of his control shack, he heard a sound that made his blood run cold. “Daddy, where are you?” His four-year-old son was crossing the bridge to look for him.

His first impulse was to cry out to the child, “Run! Run!” But the train was too close; the tiny legs would never make it across the bridge in time. The man almost left his lever to run and snatch up his son and carry him to safety. But he realized that he could not get back to the lever. Either the people on the train or his little son must die. He took a moment to make his decision.
The train sped safely and swiftly on its way, and no one aboard was even aware of the tiny broken body thrown mercilessly into the river by the onrushing train. Nor were they aware of the pitiful figure of the sobbing man, still clinging tightly to the locking lever long after the train had passed. They did not see him walking home more slowly than he had ever walked: to tell his wife how their son had brutally died.

Now if you comprehend the emotions which went through this man's heart, you can begin to understand the feelings of God in Heaven when He sacrificed His only Son Jesus to bridge the gap between us and eternal life. Can there be any wonder that He caused the earth to tremble and the skies to darken when His Son died naked on the cross? How does He feel when we speed along through life without giving a thought to what was done for us through Jesus Christ? How can you reject Jesus by simply saying I'm not ready, I'm not mature, my faith is different?

--Author Unknown

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?” (Romans 8:32)