Saturday, August 30, 2008

Getzmo! loot

It's no secret that I have been raving about Getzmo! and since June, I have won a total of 4 times! First, there were the Cinemalaya tickets, which unfortunately I didn't get the chance to use because of work but I gave it to my BIL instead. Second, the Mummy 3 premium items and Wall-E poster, third, Death Race advance screening VIP tickets which I was not able to claim because of time constraints, and finally Mamma Mia items. Wow, I'm so thankful for winning all of these items and while it may not be pricey, still the thought that I won something makes me very happy :)


As seen in the photo are Mummy 3 tattoo transfers, t-shirt which fits me nicely, Mamma Mia hat (I should hit the beach soon so that I can use it LOL), and Ipod case. Not in photo were the other items I already gave away.

I'll keep on joining the raffles and answering those questions. I'd love to win the Beijing Olympic jacket. Hope I win! :D

Friday, August 29, 2008

Love for Cooking

I love to browse online for new recipes to try out. I came across Great American Seafood Cookoff and was thrilled to find exciting recipes from their “Cookoff” which was participated in by talented chefs from around the nation.

I particularly liked Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet from Chef Brian Landry of Louisiana. My husband and I just love shrimps and we even have this wet market which we go to just to buy fresh ones. It doesn’t come cheap but of course, we indulge once in a while. You can head over to the website to view the recipe

Looking at the recipe, it is pretty straightforward and easy to follow. And I just love the inclusion of fresh herbs and the use of vegetables too. It’s an all-in-one dish I would love to try out next time I get the chance. Maybe I could make a spicy version since I love dishes with that chili kick! My husband doesn’t like chili though, so I’m thinking I would need to create two separate dishes just to satisfy our taste buds.

It is good to use domestic seafoods in dishes since it has a great taste and you can be sure that it is fresh. This will add that oomph to your recipe as it further enhances the taste. So I suggest that when you buy seafoods, it is best to be consumed on the same day. My husband likes to eat fresh seafood so maybe we can head off to the market one of these days so we can try out this recipe. I’m already excited!

You can head over to Great American Seafood Cookoff and check out the other recipes from the chefs who entered with their recipes. There are a lot to choose from and you could even join the contest. Who knows, this might be your chance to win the Trip to New Orleans prize package!

cook off

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

Saturday, August 23, 2008

6 Layers

…Of YOU.


1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to Me {Yen} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE! Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.
3. Copy from Start to End.
4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine | Creative in Me | For the LOVE of Food | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | It’s Where the HEART Is | Around the World | SugarMagnolias | I Am Mommy | All About The Memories | Enchanted Play | Just My Scrap | Whats Up | Simply Me | Kitchen Deelite | A Mothers Horizon | In Depth | A Life in Bloom | Because Life is a Blessing | Digiscraptology | Joys iN life | Life is What we Make it | Photo Blog | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Mommy Talks | Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps | All Kinds of Me Stuff | The Salad Caper | Winding Creek Circle | InkBabyStudios | | All Things Me | Feels Like Home | Because Life Is Fun | Blessings and Beyond | Mommy Earns Money Online | Pinay Mommy Online| Clark & Butchay’s Blog | Butchay’s World | Simply Jen | Jenny Said So | My Online World | My Life in this Wonderful World | Biz-N-Honey | Aeirin’s Collections | My Precious Niche |Eds Mommy Life |Just Me.. Eds | My BIG Picture | Merger Guru| Quicker8 | Insights from the Grocery Cart | MindBubbles| LivingtheHealthyLife | VanityKit | Stripe&Yellow | SomethingPurple| Em’s Detour | Joys iN life | Life is What we Make it | Photo Blog | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Ozzy’s Mom | Me,Myself+2 | Kidd Designs | Fun.Fierce.Fabulous | Tints of My Heart | Morphed | when mom speaks | walk on red | kathycot | buhay misis | kathycot cooks | Posh Post Reviews | Flowersbythewayside |The Fab and The Furious | Blog In to Space | Dancing With Butterflies | Twisted Angel | Pieces of Me | Just Let Go | Blessed Chic | Hobbies and Such | My World in My Own Word | Colorful World of Shiela| The Shopaholic Nightingale | Day to Day Miracles | Can of Thoughts | Designs By Vhiel | Anything and Everything in Between | Vhiel’s Corner | Lovin’ Life | BigMoneyList | Crissy’s Library | Crissy’s Zone | Crissy’s Haven | Vis Vires | Amazingly Me | Jenn Was Here | Shutter Happenings | Le Kulitszie Familie | Embracing Myself | BLOGSILOG |Digiscrapz: Captured Memories |Cherry’s Comfort Zone |Thinking Out Loud |Buzzy Me |Wishing and Hoping |My Blog Portfolio |Get Paid to Blog! |PRC Board Exam Results | Teacher’s Corner | Pinay WAHM | Random Thoughts | Explore Manila | My Colorful World | Bermuda or L.A. | celebrating life | my life is peachy | belly, body and beyond |Woman Style | Scribbles of My Life | In This Game of Life | The Shopaholic in Me | The Callalily Space | Juliana’s Site | A Simple life | Mommy’s Little Corner | Life’s Sweets and Spices | Moms… Check Nyo | Simple Delights | Motherhood in a Nutshell | marshimallows | A Great Pleasure | Ramblings of The Phat | when mom speaks | walk on red | kathycot | buhay misis kathycot cooks | My Random Thoughts | My World | Mom Knows Everything | Tailgaternetwork | Zook Light | Melinda Zook | Me, Myself and I | Stranded Life | iHeartREVIEWS | Lady Banana | A Great Pleasure | Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery | BEING WOMAN | See N Read | The Real Deal, The Real Me | My Virtual Closet | My Views On My So Called Life | Her Name is NOY| No Place Like Home | Digital Life Scraps | Tickled Pink Digiscrap | Angelika | Angelika’s Other Blog | In The Life Of…Mne | Everything Has A Reason | In My Kitchen | Confessions Of A Breathing Tote Bag | My Basic Fashion Folder |restnrileks | STUDENTS BLOG | KWENTONG PINAS | KWENTO NI ENDAY | BlogHop | Otwarte | Wilstop | Let’s Travel Philippines | Caffeinated Muse | Faery Dancing | Confessions Of A Breathing Tote Bag | My Basic Fashion Folder | Diane | Anything Goes! | Shae- Shae Blog | It’s a woman’s world! | The Music of My Heart | Food for the Hungry Mind | Enterntain You | (Mis)Adventures of Rona | Rona's Nook | YOUR BLOGS

– Name: Rona
– Birth date: March 19
– Birthplace: QC
– Current Location: Novaliches
– Eye Color: Dark Brown
– Hair Color: Black
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

– Your heritage: Filipino, Spanish
– The shoes you wore today: I just wear slippers at home
– Your weakness: Procrastination
– Your fears: Losing the people I truly love (me too!)
– Your perfect pizza: Special pizza with everything on it
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: To raise my kids in the best possible way I can and for all of us to stay together and happy for the rest of our lives :)

– Your most overused phrase on AIM: okie will do :D
– Your first waking thoughts: What was my dream again?
– Your best physical feature: Legs even if not long-legged LOL and my eyes
– Your most missed memory: My days while working in a site-based office

– Pepsi or Coke: Coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: Hmmm...we frequent McDo
– Single or group dates: I'm ok with any or both
– Adidas or Nike: Nike
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
– Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuccino


– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Ninoy Aquino
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: Harry Potter movies
– Name two of your passions in life : Motherhood and Harry Potter LOL
– Least favorite time of day: I hate mornings especially when I have an early shift.


– Use hairspray or gel: Nope
– Your favorite meal: Anything with chicken
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: Blue
– Listen to classical music: Only when I was pregnant
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: Yeah and it was weird


Tagging: Chamie and Dyoonet

Friday, August 22, 2008


These past few days I have not been feeling well. I don't know if my heartburn is acting up again or it's because of something else.

I ought to be happy simply because there are a lot of reasons to be but I don't know, sadness is slowly creeping in. Even if I am surrounded by people, I still feel alone. The feeling that I have to fend for myself grows stronger everyday.

Well, whatever. I hope these feelings pass. Otherwise, it'll be difficult to turn a blind eye. And I don't want to reach that point.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Another Year

Happy anniversary, Dadi :)

We have many, many more years to share together. Our family brings me so much joy and I am thankful each day because He brought you all to me.

I love you!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Harry Potter update

Well, I don't like this update because I read online that the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been moved to a much later date. It's now slated for release on July 19, 2009! OMG. That's so unacceptable. I've already conditioned myself to wait for almost 3 months and this happens. It's almost a freaking year of waiting!


But then, I'll still watch it of course. It's my all-time favorite after all. I'm just sad at this news.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A new week y'all!

Happy Monday!

Today is the start of a new work week. I have so many things to do this week and tomorrow I'll start training on a new project. It's only part-time work and will run for approximately two months but still I'm looking forward to it :)

I got the surprise of my life when I checked my email and lo and behold, my first paid post was finally credited! Well, it's only $20 but still, it's nice to know that paid blogging really works although I haven't chanced upon a new opp again since last month LOL.

In a related news, my earnings have not been credited yet with ninerniner, another paid blogging I have been working on. I already submitted a ticket for support and hopefully they'll fill me in on what's causing the delay. I'm crossing my fingers that it will get credited soon. I am still hopeful.

Have a happy week ahead!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

One Tree Hill Season 6

There are many season premieres this coming September but I am so looking forward to One Tree Hill's Season 6 which is slated to debut on September 1.


Just a few more days to go and the answer to the cliffhangers left by last season's finale will finally be answered. Who did Lucas propose to? Did Dan die? Will Nathan dump Haley and finally realize that we're totally MFEO? LOL. Okay, so the last one is just wishful thinking on my part but really, I'm dying to find out the answers. I have been searching online for spoilers but I haven't found any yet. The most I found are from other fanatics too who are also discussing who Lucas marries (if that scene was indeed real and not some dream sequence) in the end. My bet is on Peyton simply because they love each other and it would be nice to finally get the happy ending that they deserve.

According to spoilers I've read, some characters like Nanny Carrie and Rachel will return for this season and this early, I'm wondering what problem will Nanny Carrie bring to the family of Nathan again while I hope Rachel comes back as a changed woman. I'm thinking she took Brook's wad of cash so hopefully she put it in to good use unless she went back to taking drugs.

With the return of OTH, I'll have something to look forward to every week. It will surely help me de-stress from work as I have a lot going on in the next few weeks ;)


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Whatever day

I woke up feeling hungry and too bad there's no banana cue for sale in the neighborhood. Considering that I was on a 10.5-hr shift last night, I didn't get to sleep much. Maybe because of this darn colds :( My nose would get stuffy and then I can't breathe well.

I looked in the refrigerator and good thing we still have sweet ham so we just bought bread and mayonnaise and then I prepared ham sandwich. My baby Pinchy loved it! He's so easy to please and was even doing his dancing thing to show how happy he is :)

I think I'll go back to bed and try to sleep again. I have a shift at 11pm so got to rest. Because I haven't been sleeping well this past week, dermatitis is all over my face again :( Sigh. I don't even want to go out looking like this. Oh well. I'll stop stressing myself as this will just aggravate my dermatitis.

Take care!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Harry Potter trailer

Yay! I finally watched the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer! It was just short but still it made me more excited for November when the moview is shown :)

Harry Potter

Book is one tragic novel because it contained the tragic death of one of the main characters. I remember crying while reading the chapter and even after re-reading it, it still invoked the same emotions. Well, the book is bittersweet because it also captured the oh so sweet moments between Ron and Hermione and when they kinda reached an understanding in the end, I was like, "Finally!" :D Those who were fanatics like me will know what I'm talking about *wink*

I like this development in Ron and Hermione's relationship and I just love them both. I think I can relate more with Ron's character because we're both Pisceans LOL

Good night!


Jeremy's Birthday

My eldest child, Jeremy, will be celebrating his 11th birthday on December 20 and he already has plans for the day. It will just be a simple...