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My to do list : Thursday 13 ed#7

>> Thursday, November 29, 2007

With Christmas fast approaching, there seems to be less time to do all the things I need to accomplish.

So here is a list to help me in doing them all.
1. Buy a Christmas tree this weekend
2. Decorate the tree and the house with ornaments and lights
3. Send out my Christmas cards to the Christmas card exchange program I joined through Amy's blog
4. Send out my exchange ornament. This was hosted by Kailani. I have the ornament already, I just have to mail it.
5. Send Christmas card to family and friends, yes I still like to do it the old fashioned way.
6. Go out and buy Christmas presents for everyone in my list (yes, I need to make the list too). I guess I'll be needing extra cash for that.
7. Wrap the presents
8. Plan for a few dinner get together with friends
9. Bake cookies
10. Send Christmas e-cards
11. Wrap and send presents to relatives and friends in the US ( I have a few)
12. Start my exercise routine. I have been bad and have not been to the gym in a long, long time. I need to get back in track and try not to indulge too much this holidays.
13. Relax and enjoy the holiday

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Timeless goes Platinum

>> Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Piolo's Timeless album goes platinum. See Piolo Pascual sing "One more chance"

If only I can fly to the Philippines and be in the front row seats to watch Piolo on his concert. Hey, I'm allowed to dream ain't I?


Green Thumb Sunday - Prayer Plant

>> Sunday, November 25, 2007

This is called a Prayer Plant. The leaves fold at evening time and opens up in the morning.

Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information



>> Saturday, November 24, 2007

This week's Photo hunt theme is HOT

Here's a photo of marshmallows roasting on a HOT log of fire.

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Santa Claus Parade 2007

>> Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Last Saturday, we watched the Santa Claus Parade in Oshawa.
A year ago, we were out and about here to watch the Santa Claus Parade too. I did blog about it over here. And yes, it was the same cold and freezing night. By the time the parade was over, my toes were frozen. Although the whole family was ready with our lawn chairs, blankets and all donned in our winter coats; just sitting there and watching tends to freeze you up. Next year, we will wear our thermal socks and thermal shoes.

All in all, it was a fun time. The time was well spent. We had our popcorn and hot-chocolate milk in tow while awaiting the parade to start.

Here are some photos we took. Pardon the darkness.

'Tis the season for this event. This year's Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto was last Sunday. My sisters and my cousin went on that one. Maybe Misyel will blog about it. This parade is the one we wanted to go to but it was just too far and too cold. Plus, my little girl is just recovering from a bad cold. Nonetheless, we watched the telecast over at Global TV. Go over to their website and check out if it is now available. They mentioned that the coverage will be available on line until the end of December or was it early January.

Santa has come and is probably over at the malls now handing out candy canes while kids hop on to his lap for a nice cheery Christmas photo.

So are you awaiting Santa's arrival for Christmas? Stay good then!



>> Saturday, November 17, 2007

I was tagged by my cousin Kiko.

Although I did answer other meme's on 8 things about me or 5 things you might not want to know about me , I can certainly lists some more.

So here goes 7 truths about me....more like more little things about me...I say.

1. I love going to the beach despite the fact that I cant swim and I dont like getting dark. But its inevitable, come summer time, I will get dark and I have accepted that. Anyway, come winter - I am nicely tanned.

2. I just love the crinkling sounds of the crunching leaves under my feet. As my shoes scrounges the fallen dried leaves, it just creates this aura of certainty, that life goes in circles. Where once these leaves where way up high in the tree, now it goes back to the ground and grows all over again.

3. I like snow but I dont like driving on it. Its nice especially when its freshly fallen snow and its all white and fluffy. I am and will always dream of a "white Christmas"

4. Winters here in Canada seem to get longer every year. So, come Spring time is one of my fave seasons...its just like Baguio weather. Plus it commemorates my wedding anniversary and my daughter's birthday.

5. Stuffed toys and animals were part of my collections before but somehow as I grew older or shall I say, I became a mom, it became less and less interesting for me. Somehow, I've considered it now as a dust collector so I tend not to buy them as often as I did before. Although I still gravitate towards all cute stuffed animals wherever it may be.

6. I dont like okra. So I am not keen on eating the ever famous "pinakbet".

7. I like to give giving out prizes for contests is a delight for me. That's why I love Christmas, its the season for giving. So any instance I can get the chance to give something (as long as I can afford it) , I take it. I guess, that's why I love shopping too. Now, I wonder what my next give-away will be?
Mind you, I do love receiving presents and awards as well. So thank you again to Gina and Annamanila for my birthday presents.


Game Plan and Dreamer

>> Monday, November 12, 2007

Is it Father's Day? it seems like the theme of movies we've watched this weekend was all about dad and daughter relationships.
Last Saturday, My sister and I together with our daughters went to see a movie. We were planning to watch "The Bee" movie but the movie theater we went to did not have this in the line up. I guess, I did not check good enough at to check out the schedules. I really thought it was there. Anyway, we ended up with this movie . It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Madison Pettis. While the movie "Game Plan" was suppose to be a comedy. The tears flowed down my eyes on this heartwarming story of a famous football player who learns of a daughter he has never known he's got. It is actually a good movie. I glanced over my sister and saw her wiping her tears away. Her daughter too balled her eyes out. My daughter? Ahh...she said she almost cried, she said " i had a very heavy heart mommy, I almost cried". I think she felt left out that we were all crying, that she said after the movie ..."we can watch it on DVD mommy and I will cry then".


And Sunday, I went to the library and borrowed a couple of DVDs and some books.

One of the DVD movie I got was called "Dreamer" and found it to be really good too. It stars Kurt Russel and Dakota Fanning. Another heartwarming story of how this father and daughter team brought their relationship to new heights while caring and training an injured breed horse back to victory.

All in all. It was a a good weekend.

I should tell my husband to watch these movies with my daughter, I wander if they'll cry?


Josh Groban

>> Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I just got Josh Groban's new Christmas album entitled "Noel".
Played it this morning and I am certainly feeling that Christmas is just around the corner.

The cold autumn air has finally come and it seems just right to start playing Christmas songs. I never get tired of them. And different artist's rendition of same songs make it more enjoyable.

Is it me or is it Josh Groban's singing but somehow tears started to trickle down my face as I listened to his songs. And if that was not enough, I put in his other CD and my heart ached some more. He sings this Italian or is it Spanish? songs though I dont understand, I feel the pain. It is just so touching.

Here is a video clip I found in you Tube of his famous song "You Raise Me Up"


The remnants of Halloween

>> Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween came and went...And it was all fun just the same.

The house has been decorated, the pumpkins was carved.... and....
the usual trick or treating happened in the neighborhood. The weather was a bit chilly bacause of the wind but it was good enough. The kids did not even want to wear their coats. ..(they wanted to show off their costumes). My little witch was excited with all the candies of course. Actually, she's been pretty good with the rules...(no candies before a meal) we still have a full bowl of candies/chocolates to dig in.

She wanted to hand out candies as well to the trick or treaters but there were only a few who came to our house since it was already late when we got home.

All in was fun...till next year then..

Now off to the next holiday....C H R I S T M A S ! ! ! !


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