Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Litratong Pinoy (Bulaklak/ Flower)

Magandang araw,, nandito ang aking lahok sa Litratong Pinoy...

Bulaklak ,, kay ganda ng bulaklak ,, kay bango ng bulaklak...... hay,,,, napakanta tuloy ako.....

Ang unang larawan ay kuha sa Floriade nung October 08 ,, ang anak kong dalaga ay eksayted na  pumose dahil paborito nya ang Mouling Rouge na pelikula ,, at ang tema dito ya sa naturang pelikula...

eto naman ang kuha ko nung nakaran Enero sa bakasyon namin .... ang hibiscus/ o gumamela... paborito ko yan dahil naaalala ko ang aking kabataan na dinidikdik namin ang gumamela at lalagay sa tabo na may tubig at konting sabon at ito ay makakagawa ng bubbles....  

Bisitahin ang Litratong Pinoy para sa iba pang lahok .....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ruby keychain

My entry for this week's Ruby Tuesday 
This is my so called Ruby.....
yeap,,, just a big imitation Ruby key chain.. and I love it.... it is big ring and can hold car and home keys.

I love the colour Red and just like my home office which is also red ,, I hope this one will give me luck.....

Visit the Ruby Tuesday site for more....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

TOY HUNT ( Toy/s with numbers)

The TOY HUNT is looking for TOYS with Numbers.. and here are Braiden's educational toys...

His favourite Thomas the Tank !!!! and the number puzzle that I kept on holding on to.... Cant give it away yet  since the kids are still enjoying playing with it although they already know the numbers 1 to 10 and the puzzle is so easy for them,,, I'm still keeping it and showing it to them....
Visit the TOY HUNT site to see more toys....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Litratong Pinoy ( Tipanan / Date)

Ito ang lugar na paborito naming mag asawa na tipanan..

The Barn and tawag sa restaurant,,,  dahil ito ay lumang lugarna dati ay kung saan nilalagay ang mga baka at ba pang hayop na pang bukid noong  1816... 
Ito ay national heritage na kaya di pwdeng tibagin.... kaya ginawa na lang  ala carte restaurant.
Nung nakaraan taon ay dinala namin ang aking kapatid na si JenL dito. 

Pagka meron kaming pagkakataon na mag date ng aking asawa at meron maiiwan na magbantay sa aming mga anak ,, dito ang aming palagian na destinasyon... Masarap ang pagkain at maganda ang atmosphere... Meron din silang Kangaroo sa menu at minsan mga kakaibang menu kaya di ito ordinaryong lugar na kainan...  Hummm.. kelan kaya ulit kami makakabalik sa lugar na ito,, kasi dapat nung V day mag date kami ni mister kaya late na kaming magpa book Fully booked na.....
Kung gusto nyong makita ang iba pang tipanan ay bisitahin lang ang Litratong Pinoy


Step back in time when you visit The Barn. Built in 1816 from convict-cut sandstone...The Barn is an outstanding venue for weddings, functions and conferences, so call us or drop in to get a function pack. We are fully licensed, or if you prefer bring your own favourite bottle of wine and remember we have our very popular Barn Wine Nights every month. There is abundant off street parking, so book now and join us for a world class dining experience.
AMBIENCE : Romantic, Sophisticated, Contemporary, Suitable for business

Monday, February 16, 2009

Red Tip Banana

This is my Entry for Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday hope you guys wont mind me combining my post ,, 2 in one......

I posted this Red tip banana which is grown in North Queensland Australia fascinating and delicious.... 

Info about this banana....
WAX TIP Eco Bananas are the Better Banana
Better Taste and Health! Better for the environment!

Wax Tip Eco Bananas are grown under an ecoganicTM certified system. An ecologically sensitive farming system that produces a sweeter, creamier, healthier banana with a longer shelf life ... whilst improving the environmental health of our farms, the soil fertility and ultimately the surrounding ecosystem including the adjacent Great Barrier Reef.

The ecoganicTM system dictates that, among other measures, NO insecticides are used for Banana Bell injection; NO nematicides, insecticides or miticides are used on the soil; and minimum fertiliser are used - producing a more natural growing cycle.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Top 3's Meme

Thank you Joanne for this tag.....

My Top 3 Meme

Three Names that Friends Call You:
- Joy
- Joyski
- Joy joy

Three Most Important Dates in your Life:
- February 21
- March 19
- July 30

Three Things You've Done in the Last 30 Minutes:
- Watch Tutorial for Photoshop CS4
- Read news 
- Check some auto insurance quotes

Three Ways to be Happy Even your at Home:
- Blog
- Watch Foxtel
- Be with the kids

Three Gifts You Would Like to Receive:
- A shopping spree voucher
- New watch 
- Spa voucher

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies:
- Blogging
- Watching DVDs
- Practicing make up tricks

Three Places You Want to go for a Vacation:
- Italy
- UK
- Disneyland USA

Three Favorite Drinks:
- Lemon Lime and Bitters
- Lipton Peach Iced Tea
- Daiquiri

Three Things Found in Your Bag:
- Iphone
- Wallet
- make up kit

Three Favorite Colors:
- Blue
- Yellow
- Pink

Top Three Hangouts:
- Mall
- friend's house
- home

Top Three You Love so Much
- My Family
- Life
- Australia

Top Three Who Do You Think Will Answer this Survey:
- JennyL
- Jigi
- Enchie

Top Three Things Special To You:
- Joe
- My bling blings
- IMac

Top Three Reasons Why You Answered This Survey:
- Like it
- I can put my opps
- people can know little bit a bout me

Repost as:
My Top 3's Meme

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sam the Koala...

This is a Video of volunteer Firefighter who rescued a burnt Koala ,, it was such a big news at here and heart warming,, check it out...

A volunteer firefighter Dave Tree used a mobile phone to film the rescue of the bewildered female found cowering in a burned out forest at Mirboo North, 150 km (90 miles) southeast of Melbourne .Photos and a video of Tree, 44, approaching Sam (The Koala) while talking gently to her, and feeding her water from a plastic bottle as she put her burned claw in his cold, wet hand quickly hit video sharing website YouTube (, making her an Internet sensation.Tree, who has been a volunteer firefighter for 26 years, said it was extremely rare to get so close to a koala so he asked his colleague Brayden Groen, 20, to film him.

"You can see how she stops and moves forward and looks at me. It was like a look saying "I can't run, I'm weak and sore, put me out of my misery,"" Tree told Reuters.

"I yelled out for some water and I sat down with her and tipped the water up. It was in my hand and she reached for the bottle then put her right claw into my left hand which was cold so it must have given her some pain relief and she just left it there. It was just amazing." Source yahoo7

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Litratong Pinoy ( Puso o hugis Puso)

This week's Litratong Pinoy is about Love Hearts!!!! Getting ready for Valentine's day!!!!

Hay naku , habang kinukunan ko ito ay panay naman at subo ko ng cherry halos maubos ko tuloy , konti na lang ang natira para sa anak ko na hilig din ito,,, masarap kasi .. kaya lang medyo mahal dito,, kaya maliit na box lang ang binili ....

Tapos inisip ko na pagdikitin ang tangkay nila at medyo humigis na parang puso....


Kinailangan ko pang ihubog ang hugis puso buti na lang kamo may cookie cutter ako na hugis puso ... syempre pagkatapos ay sabay kain sa matamis na prutas!! yumm....

Sony Vaio

Ages ago I posted about my Sony VAIO .. I am not 100 percent happy with it so  I switched to MAC ,,, and I cannot connect my Sony  wirelessly , but after having it fixed,, it is now connected, so instead of being useless ,, my children are using this one to play games  like Nick Jr and Looneytunes,, keep the kids occupied while I m blogging or checking mails..

My boy , is quite good at it and knows how to operate the lappy..  I am just curious about video cards  ,, I heard about it , but I dont know about how it works... So I might ask my sis JenL about it...
So here is my boy, while busy trying to master a Wow wow Buzzly games that he loves to play in Nick Jr,.. and of course, when he is finish playing , my youngest daughter's turn and she likes playing Dora games.

Monday, February 9, 2009

House sold

Last Sunday , we picked up my brother in law at the airport , he lives in far north Queensland and he is staying in our place for a coule of weeks,, He is here because , my late Mother in law's house had been sold already,, It took 3 years for that house to be sold, during those time,, it was been rented out,, but it was vacated for more than a year now .. It is an empty house and most of my late Mom in law's stuff are in a storage. So, my hubby and his brother will have to get their equal share,, and since bro in law lives in different state , the have to organize a removalist.. We've been looking around for  moving services  around here that will give us a cheap quote.. My hubby is even thinking of driving a removal truck ,, but it is a long way to QLD..  Hopefully everything will be settled before the end of the month....

BushFire in Victoria

My Macro Monday is a lit candle ,, Tribute to all those who suffered and escaped the Bush Fire ..  As I was looking closely at the fire on the candle,, I am thinking about the people, animals, properties and nature that were destroyed..  Fire is beneficial but if it is wide scale and massive , as what happened in Victoria Australia,, it is dangerous....

Some areas are still at threat and we are all hoping for things to settle ...
Not only in Victoria but also here in NSW where there is still some areas burning..

Australia is in mourning and peoples hearts are heavy.... It is a sad day watching the news and hearing all the stories......

 There are people who were not lucky enough to escape the Bush Fire that swept the the communities of Stanley, Bruarong, Dederang, Gundowring, Gundowring Upper, Kancoona, Kancoona South, Coral Bank, Glenn Creek and Running Creek.

It was terrible to see the images and stories of people who survived the worst natural disaster in Australia.. It is so sad.... People who lost EVERYTHING and Loved ones..... May their hearts be healed and my  Prayers are for them....

Images and news article were taken from Yahoo7 news... for more update visit Yahoo7  Australia

The death toll in the Victorian bushfires has risen to more than 100, and numbers are expected to rise in the nation's worst natural disaster.
There were 31 active fires across the state as of 0530 (AEDT) on Monday, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) said.
he death toll from the Victorian bushfires has reached 108 and authorities warn the number of fatalities is likely to rise even further.

The toll from Australia's deadliest natural disaster had reached 108 as at 6am (AEDT) on Monday, authorities said.

At least 750 homes have been destroyed and more than 330,000ha burnt out, while authorities said some fires could take weeks to contain.
All fire-devastated areas will be treated as crime scenes to determine if arson was involved, Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon said on Monday.

Ms Nixon said forensic investigators had begun work in the Churchill region, where police suspect arson was involved.

"At this stage we have a team at the fire at Churchill in the Gippsland Valley, which is certainly one that we believe was deliberately lit," Ms Nixon told the Seven Network.

"Our fire experts and our own investigators have suggested that the way that it happened, how fast that it happened, that there is good evidence to believe that it was lit."

Forensic investigators have also begun work in the Kinglake area.

"They're where the most deaths are, but wherever a death has occurred we investigate that as a crime," Ms Nixon told ABC Radio.  
Source Yahoo 7 news.... 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yellow Boat


My Mellow yellow for this Monday is this Yellow Boat that my daughter enjoyed riding this weekend,,,,
Yeah as the temperature soared to 43 C here in Oz this weekend, we decided to spend a night at Novotel Hotel so kids can enjoy a refreshing swim on the pool... 
After  swimming , This yellow boat captured my daughter's attention and there she was sailing in a deep blue see!!! Ahoy' there!!!!!!!
Go and see some more Mellow Yellow posts..

Friday, February 6, 2009

Shoe shopping

My youngest daughter and I had a Mommy moments  , by doing what I like best Shopping....  and one of the thing that I like is Shoe shopping.. I took my little girl to Target and behold a Shoe clearance!!!  wohooo!!! half price.. So when we went to the shoe aisle , I just showed her which aisle she can only choose what to buy,,, well of course only the ones on sale,,,  Most of them are summer shoes because target are changing their display into winter shoes...

So my little help herself , delighted to see all the shoes on display, what caught her attention is this Dora shoes , the regular price is $ 21 and as you can see the red sticker next to the price for the barcode scanner   it is down to  $12..  not bad.... 
My daughter is a Dora fanatic,,, but guess what we didnt end up buying that shoes , because she found something that is sparkly and red... she wanted something different and much cheaper,, hey who can argue with that,,, so I just quickly grabbed it and off we went ,, she might ask for more....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Litratong Pinoy ( Tsokolate/chocolate)

Ang tema sa Litratong Pinoy ay Tsokolate..

Nung nakaraan pasko ay may binigayn kami ng mommy ng kaibigan ng anak ko na Ferrero Rocher ,
di ako ganong mahilig kumain ng Tskolate ewan ko ba, kasi nung nasa Pinas pa ako ay sabik na sabik ako sa tsokolate lalo na kung imported pa... nakikipag agawan pa ako,, nung mapunta ako dito sa Oz ay medyo nabwasan ang hilig ko ,, at naiba ang panlasa ko,, ngayon ang gusto ko ay Dark Chocolate..

Magbalik tayo sa Ferrero Rocher,,, hindi ko ganong hilig ito kasi parang ordinaryo na lang ang lasa sa akin,, bakit kamo kasi meron syang Nutella na palaman namin sa tinapay na gawa rin ng Ferrero Rocher .. hanggang nagyon nga meron pa ako nito sa fridge namin,, Oopps teka muna di ko pa nabisita ,, baka nakain na ng dalagita ko!!! yun ang mahilig sa stokolate .. Matignan nga...

Ferrero Rocher are spherical chocolate sweets made by Ferrero SpA. The sweets consist of a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with nutella/hazelnut cream and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts and walnuts. The sweets contain 72 Calories (304 kJ), and are individually packaged inside a gold-coloured wrapper.


Ito ang loob nya na kung mapapansin nyo ay may nuts at may Nutella

Eto naman ang Nutella na paboritong palaman ng aking anak ,, na halos araw araw yan ang kanyang palaman sa tinapay,, at nilulublob na lang nya ang kanyang daliri sa botelya at kakainin ang Nutella...

Kung gusto nyo pang masarapan sa mga stokolate ay bumisita sa LP...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Upsize the TV

Men and TV are compatible... yeah,, my hubby who loves the remote and a bottle of beer on the other hand decided to upsize our TV... First of all we have a good TV a 42 inch Plasma TV Hitachi , but one day out of the blue , when we were out at the shops ,, there behold a 50 inch Plasma Samsung caught his eyes,,, it didnt take long for him to make up his mind about buying that..

No need to argue,, that is juts the little pleasure he have in his life,,, It is a good TV and we enjoy watching, but the poor 42 inch is just stashed away in a corner,, 
I laways kept on reminding him to take it upstairs, before, he was thinking of briging the TV to his workplace, but then he changed his mind, he said ,he will take it upstairs for the kids to watch on,,  but yeah ,, my hubby who have an "Im gonna syndrome"  hasnt done it yet,, If only I can just carry it myself I'll do it ,, but its too heavy for me,,, and the next probem is the tv stand upstairs is not suitable for this TV ,,, so I guess I have to wait a little bit more till we can arrange a stand for it...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Friends 40th

Last Saturday , I attended a friends 40th birthday,, she is a Pinay friend who lives in the same suburb... She is such a good friend and I really wish her all the best in life...

She treated us for dinner at the Thai restaurant , it was just a small group ,, consisting of her few friends and family...

Three of us bought a ladies' gold  watch for her,, ,,, ,, we were looking at some Swiss Army watches  but I know she's got one already which is a silver color.. So we ended up getting her  a diamond crusted Citizen watch and she loves it....

After the dinner ,,then we went out to go disco and have a drink and play poker machines,,, It was such a good night ,, Its been awhile since I last went out with friends, good thing , my hubby stayed home to look after the kids and put them to bed...
Happy Birthday Ate Erma,, the lady  wearing blue.on the pic..

Birthday Wishes tag

Jacqui Passed this Birthday Wishes tag .. Thank you...
Here are the rules...
1. Make a list of what you want on your birthday...
2. The list should be 10 numbers
3. Post the image of this award in your posting
4. Give it your friends .

Although I just celebrated my Birthday last November and I got the Canon Macro and my Iphone (Christmas) for my wishlist which my loving hubby gave me  ... 

Well.. I will do the Wish List Tag ....
I am wishing for

1. A Pandora necklace.. That's the "in" here in Oz at the moment.

2. Loose weight,, probably around 7-8 kilos ,, During the holiday season I pigged out on all the fatty foods my eyes can lay on!!! Since we are going on a holiday in the pHilippines on December ,, I dont wanna go back home feeling chubby .. so I am seriously doing my best to eat sensible and healthy,, then if everything fails then I will might try using weight loss supplements .
3. A camera Tripod,,  since I've got the Macro lens already ,, I need a tripod to get better shots...

4.  A shopping trip to Melbourne Australia,,, shopping trip with no kids and a hubby in tow,,, Only my girlfriends for 2-3 days....  Ahhh that would be nice...  

5.  A Photoshop CS4 for Mac ,, badly need this one..

6. Another Whitsunday Holiday.... another Helicopter ride and sail on a sailing boat,, relaxing and enjoying with the family...

7. More Love, health and happiness for my entire family...

8. Win a lotto !!!!!! the Million dollar jackpot!!!! haaa.....  well just wishful thinking!!!!

What more can I ask ?? Just more happy Times with my kids and hubby... I'll be contented with that....
So Im passing this tag to 5 of my bloggermates.... Jigi,  Lou, Gerthy, Jojo, Lou

Ruby Office

This is my entry for Ruby Tuesday....

I have a different RUBY fo this week but when I visited the RUBY TUESDAY it was suggested to post something red in home office...  So I quickly changed my photos ,, because my HOME OFFICE is predominantly RED  ,,

I like RED in the office because they say that red is for Creative mood and attracts good wealth...

Happy Tuesday everyone.....!!!

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