Monday, March 30, 2009

How's Your Weekend?

Mine? Woke up at 8:30 AM and answered the phone. Yeah! I was still in bed when someone called to remind me of our window shopping. I informed my husband a night before of our plan going to Buckley Airbase for some grocery shopping though...wink! I jumped in the shower with my little girl as quick as we can then fed her with cereal and banana.

By 9:20 A.M, Mrs Caroline showed up in our door. We left our home at 9:36 A.M. to be exact and need to stopped by at Mrs. Claus place. I thought, I had to leave my car in her garage but the plan was changed and I was assigned as the designated driver.

I had three young and good-looking senior citizens riding in my small but reliable car, my Ma, Mrs. Caroline and Mrs. Claus. There's one more senior who wants to join the fun but sad to say we don't have room for her specially that we're getting inside a military base. So, we're having our senior moments cruising the never ending road that Mrs. Claus guide me as my navigator...wink! I didn't have the complete address of the Base and didn't bother to asked my Bana at home to search the web. We had so much fun looking around the neighborhood of 120th, Tower Road all the way to Buckley Airbase.

I was not sure what's the event at the base but there were lots of people waiting in line to get a pass. Just like in our case, there were three of us that needs to be check-in by Mrs. Claus. It took me three times to go back and forth from my car to that security office to get the right registration date and insurance date of my car since I was the one driving. My old and new registration papers were all inside my car and didn't bother to arrange those thingy. Good thing, I have them all in my glove box. My golly, they were also asking two forms of ID's and without knowing my Ma's Colorado ID expired last 2007. Thanks to the nice lady security for considering our one day visit despite of my Ma's expired ID.

By the time we got inside the base, it's time of us to eat lunch. It's all American food court. Angelina and Ma got Burger King and the three of us had some Robinhood Salad. We're slowly taking our time and enjoying our meals.

After our light lunch, we all went to the CR (Comfort Room) to ease our full bladder then proceed to our main goal which was the spending money portion...lolz! We went first to the dried goods, I mean clothing and apparels stuff. Our girl found her skateboard that she's been dreaming of for how many months. She was all giggly and happy holding her skateboard. She grab some more items like chocolate bars, guitar and clothing. I let her choose, the skateboard or those. To die for it, she picked the skateboard above all things. Overall, she only had a skateboard for her shopping spree. Oh, I bought her a baby girl gray and pink color shoe. It doesn't matter to her to have shoes or not as long as she got her skateboard. It was her Ma's decision to get a shoes for her. Mama knows best, right?

Once everyone's done with the shopping, I took all the bags in my car and just let them in to the other side where the groceries are. Goodness gracious! You can just see all those people grabbing tons of meat. It was worth a price, in fact I grabbed lots too (from my ordinary meat shopping) and some items that we need for our daily use.

My trunk was full of goodies and were glad that we made it closed after attempting for so many times. It was just a matter of organizing you know?

As we hopped in the car, we feel like eating rice and Manila to Go is just 6 miles away. We end up eating there and ordered Halu-halo for our dessert. Since we're already in a Filipino Restaurant, I ordered some food to go for my family who were left behind, I mean for my Hubby and Pa.

On our way back home, I took the risk driving in the highway for us to be home earlier...whaaaa! We stayed for a while in Mrs. Claus house to sort out all the things that we bought and had to calculate how much we owed her since she paid everything for us. We're not a member but Mrs. Claus is. My precious Golly, I spend more than what I budgeted for. Oh well, it's once in a blue moon that I go shopping in a Military Base.

We arrived home at 8:47 PM. Wow! it was an all day affair for us. My Ma was so tired already but she was more than patient to wait until we're all done. She was enjoying too from shopping, walking, eating and watching her Apo.

Sunday, as usual we enjoy hearing the Gospel at New Life and tried to apply it in our own life as much as we can...Thanks be to God. Wee had a nice weather two days in a row, Saturday and Sunday. Seems like everyone in the house were happy campers. We didn't eat out and just ate the food that we bought at Manila To Go. We had some left over food too from my Ma's everyday cooking.

After we cleared our table and kitchen, they all went to take their afternoon nap while I was relaxing downstairs watching my ASAP '09. Dang! our girl woke up when the "The Buzz" show was on. We promised her to go outside and play with her skateboard. She's been skateboarding inside our house already as soon as we come home the other night after buying it.

Well, I was taking my time watching a part of the Buzz show when my husband was ready to go out and play. What can I do? Just turn off the TV and attend to my family's demand to joined with their fun. My husband would be mad if I won't join with them when it comes to family bonding specially for our Angelina. We got Dada and Angelina, Mama and Angelina, Lo, La and Angelina time but we have the best part, FAMILY FUN! Everyone needs to be involved. It's the rule in our very own humble home.

After helping our Angelina with her skateboarding talent, Hubby and Angelina decided to make a snow-woman. We were playing and throwing some snowballs at first. It was fun indeed and it's good to see and feel the genuine laughter of everyone. Ma and Pa were just watching in the patio door and we let them out when it's time for them to have a pose with the snow-woman. We didn't force them to join with us but I guess they overheard us having so much fun in our backyard.

It was Hubby and Angelina who worked hard with the Snow-woman. My hand were already freezing from throwing snowballs so I was taking a break. I went in the garage and search a hat for the lady snow then Hubby asked me to get a carrot for her nose. What can I say? We had a Sunday blast around the house. For dinner, Ma made a kalderetang manok and some fried dried squid. Our family doctor told me to quit eating seafood for 2 weeks but who can resist the smell and the taste of our very own Filipino delicacy. To heck of what they called this allergy thingy. I was born eating dried fish in my whole life and now they want me to stop? Hubby was just shaking his head looking at me dipping the fried dried squid in our very own Philippine Datu Puti vinegar. Yummy! Hubby's so concerned of my health but he's ignoring his own health...can't understand him! Oh life... we're both stubborn, I guess! We're two grown up adult that likes to adventure life in general.

And yes, I included some photos of our fun! You are more than welcome to watch in your own free will...loz! Countrywomen, have a flurry Monday morning!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Friend's Visit In Colorado

A friend from San Francisco visited us in our humble abode yesterday. It's not mainly for us but her husband has a sister in Aurora and they happened to be in town to visit her.
She already told me beforehand that they're coming to town. My Ma and Pa were happy to see her together with her husband. Baby Laura as she is fondly called came from the same province where I grew up. I've known her since I was a child. Her Ma and my Ma were good friends.

During our visit in San Francisco back in 2007, we dropped by to their place and they treated us for two nights with yummylicious dinner.

Last night was our turn (not a gratitude but common sense...wink!) to treat them in one of the finest dining restaurants in downtown Denver. Our whole family went out to eat at Rodizzio's Brazilian Grill.

Hubby was in-charged of last night's affair. Everyone were having a good time enjoying the different kind of grilled meat that the servers were courteously serving. Ma and Baby Laura were the one talking most of the time.

It took us for 2.5 hours of eating and talking. We were loud at times due to my Ma's hearing disability but our neighboring table didn't mind of our loudness. For desserts, our Angelina and Hubby got some Chocolate cake while Michael and Laura shared their Strawberry and Rassberry cream. Ma, Pa and I were still munching the Banana Q and we even took our left over home, just the Banana itself for some reason our Brazilian beautiful server gave us the permission to take it home.

We thanked my Hubby for taking the gang in a very nice fine dining establishment. It was his idea and not mine. Super!

After the elegant dinner I would say, we drove around the downtown area for them to see the kind of place we have here in Denver. Since it was getting late at night, we dropped them off to their Hotel just by the heart of the city. We all bade goodbye and goodnight to each other.

Today before noon, while I was at work, Baby Laura called that their flight was canceled because of the Spring blizzard. Bummer! We still want to see each other but how can we? The road was really in a bad shape to drive in this snowy, windy and stormy weather. She totally understand since she's been watching the local news on TV and seeing all those 100 cars piled up by Broomfield area. What a day if you asked me. Well, today is my friend's 1st experience of Spring storm in her whole life. They don't have this kind of weather in San Francisco. We talked again on the phone and for sure she was asking me on how I survived in this kind of climate.
"It's a matter of time," my simple and honest respond.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Puasa na Ni

It has been like ages that I never watch my afternoon delights soap opera on TFChannel. I really missed Cherry Pie and Gina Pareno's gimmicks in Tayong Dalawa. I will catch up some of the episodes in You Tubes one of these days.

Yeah, we didn't get the DVR...poor us can't afford to do so...singhot!

Well, we're still thinking about this thingy. The pros and cons, whatever they called it...ahehehe!

It's so quiet right now where I'm at. Hour and 15 minutes, I'll be out of this building and go somewhere for a date with my family, I guess.

We will see saan kami dadalhin ng tadhana sa hapong ito. Wish ko lang na sana sa kapunawpunawan....just kidding. Why not for a helicopter ride...sometimes but not tonight. We have company coming to our humble abode. We will just take them out for dinner.

Hmmm....seems like the weather is nice out. I can see the sun is happily showing. I've heard from the weather man that tomorrow will be snowing. Can't say no for the Colorado weather...olala baby!

Pssttt....morag niabot jud ang kalami sa inyo niluto diri. Ijara wa man jud mangimbitar sa ila kombira....wink!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our Sunday Extravaganza

Actually, the title is kind of an overstatement if you asked me. Can't think of any title for this entry...lolz!

Hubby woke up with aches and pains all over his body from yesterday's hard work in our yard. I tried my best to gave him a whole body massage last night right before going to bed. He was being thankful of my thoughtfulness...POINT! ahehehhe! Well, frankly speaking...he deserved to get one.

I thought, he's not going with us to church but he still managed to be with his family in the house of God. He's my one and only LOVE..., we have our dull moments but we are one of the sweetest and genuine couple on earth...ano ang gagawin kapag wala ka na?

Where am I? I told myself not to be carried with my emotions...
I offered to my Esposo to drop Angelina to her Sunday School so he won't have to spend his energy going up and down the stairs. They (Ma, Pa and Dear Pie) went straight to the sanctuary. I stayed a little bit in Angelina's class and enjoying their morning delights... the DONUTS!

Hubby's wondering what took me so long to join with them upstairs. I said my piece by whispering back to him.

I agree with the sermon about the closer we are to God the enemy is just around the corner ready to destroy the child of God. So, be faithful to God and never ever give a chance for the enemy. Ignore the enemy and just pretend he never exist. Jesus is our only hope and He's powerful above all things. To God be the glory!

After enjoying the food of our souls, Hubby's asking a favor if we can go home so he can go back to bed and rest for a while. He rest assured that we can have our dinner out.

Him and Angelina woke up right around 4:00 PM and I told him that I need to finish up my show on TFC which is the "The Buzz"!

It was so windy when we had our drive going to Famous Dave's B-B-Q.

We ordered a whole American Plattered BBQ. It was our first dinner to this place. There were so many people and the place was so loud. Maybe because it's Sunday?

Food wise? Great babyback ribs, chicken, beef, chili, Coleslaw, corn bread, Jojo's potatoes, corn on a cob and Texas slice bread.

Remember my on call job in the Preschool? I treated my family for a dinner on my first pay check as a thanksgiving of what I got. Hubby was in tears kunohay...
Yeah, since we like to eat out and it's an avoidable habit of eating disorder...ahehehe! I need to find a way that is out of our budget. It's not a big amount of check but sure it feeds our hungry tummy plus my kapricho effect...whoho!

For me, there's lots and lots of wonderful things that I have to be thankful Above. If the world is on recession, God works in so many ways. There's no recession in the hands of the Almighty according to the believers.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Meeting Schoolmates and a Doormates

We finally met each other. I got off work as early as I can and went to Cinzetti's Italian Market where we had our lunch.
(Nerah (Bobette's cousin), Ken (Nerah's son), Bobette and yours truly)

Bobette and I were schoolmates and dorrmates during our college days in Silliman University (SU)way back in 1989. We stayed in Woodward Hall Dormitory just inside the Silliman Campus. I was a Desk Assistant (Student Assistant) during those time and I was loving my job which is a stepping stone in landing a job here in the US as a Guest Relations Specialist wherein the common denominator is answering phone calls.

After long hours of chitchatting in the restaurant, we all went to Pacific Ocean Market by Broomfield to buy some Asian food. Our never ending talked still continues as we go from one isles to another. We had a great time and hopefully my friend Bobette can take the NCLEX exam here so she can stay here in the US permanently. A special thank you to Alleth and Eva for giving her some clues and insights on what to do with regards to this matter. It's nice to have friends around where they are willing to share their knowledge of the things that is out of my capabilities.

After my long day out, I took my girl for a walked around the neighborhood and we met some of our neighbors enjoying the nice weather out. As we walked along the way, our girl complaint that her legs were tired. Too bad, I can't carry her and she had to walked until to the finished line which is our home.

Where's our Dada? He's busy mowing our lawn and watering the brown grass since yesterday is the first day of spring. The Spring just have Sprung for this season and we're all loving it. I can see the Tulips in our backyard are sprouting and ready to come out pretty soon to show their colorful bloom.

Hubby's done cleaning our backyard and sprinkled some flowers seed for the summer. He likes yard work and like the green, green grass of home. I do help him every now and then but most of the time, he's in-charged of the outside world.

While we're working outside, our Angelina had the chance to use her chalk using our sidewalk as her chalkboard.

We had a great Saturday so far. Right now, my whole family is watching the Wowowee show. For sure, our Angelina's trying to imitate the dancers on the said show. Go, go girl!

Goodnight and God Bless!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shopping at Silverthorne

It was an instant gratification...!
Too many options in life.
Something to be grateful and thankful of anything that comes our way.

Supposedly, we will go malling in Colorado Mills with comrades in town but I indeed up shopping in the mountain of Silverthorne, an outlet store.

After the said cancellation of the main plan, I called my Hubby home to let him know that I'm going with him in changing a lock somewhere.

Before noon, I talked to a girlfriend and she's going up in mountain high Colorado to visit her brother. Hmmm... closed to Silverthorne where I can go shopping.

I called back my Dear Pie and asked if it's okay to change my mind. He was cool about it and called back girlfriend that I'm going. I was guilty though because I let her wait since I was still at work when all these things happened.

Later, my phone was ringing and it's the school calling if I can come to work at 3:00 PM. Too bad, I was already excited and made a decision to be up in the mountain.

Anyway, we arrived Dillon by 3:00 PM. Picked up girlfriend's brother and his friend and we all went straight to the outlet store. While they were in the Nike's store, I chose to be in the Coach place. Believe me or not, what a great deal I got. The price was right for a shopper like me.

After our shopping spree, we sit down in a Chinese Restaurant to feed our hungry tummy. The food were kind of pricey but what can you say stamping your foot in Ski Resort's always expensive!

Got home by 8:48 PM and surprised my mag-ama who were almost done with their bathed.
I showed to my Dear Pie of what I got and the kind of priced I paid. He likes it and was hardly laughing of what I just said. Whatever it was, just between me and my Dear Pie.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thursday at China Town

While I was at work, a friend called if we can go to our very own version of China Town by Alameda and Federal. Her daughter's birthday is coming and she want to buy some Jade bracelet, pendant and earrings as a present.

Our meeting point was our abode. Her husband dropped her off. We had a simple lunch at home where the dried fish was the star of our meal. Ma made some Tinolang manok with spinach and the famous beefsteak.

We sure had a full tummy!

By 2:30 PM, we're heading to Alameda with my Ma with us. It was a lot of walking, hopping from one store to another. My Ma complained and decided just to stay  inside the car.Me and my friend were having a good time checking out Jade stones from one store to another.

Finally, she got what she wants. Real Jade is not a joke. It's very expensive and they said it brings goodluck to the person who's wearing it according to the Chinese culture.

After the Jade hunting, we went to the Asian grocery store. Hey! my Ma was happy indeed looking the Manila mangoes in town. It's that season again to enjoy the savory Manila mangoes. The price was unbeatable. It's only $10.00 a box with 14 pieces on it. I called a friend on my cell if she wants some and she said yes right away.

We ordered a total of 5 boxes of mangoes. I'm so happy that this kind of magoes are back in town for the season. Yummy and juicy to the bones! Here's the mangoes!

For our dinner, we called another friend who's at work if she would like to join with us. SInce it's about time for her to get off from work, she's loving with the idea. We dropped by at Panda Express and had an affordable dinner. Supposedly, I have to pick up some stuff from the Philippines with love but the crews were so busy serving their customers. So, we just left after our dinner and made a sign language with the manager to be back when she's not busy.

For my Hubby's dinner, I dropped by at Chipotle to buy something for him.

As usual, I thank my LOrd for the travelling mercy. It was a long drive for me but worth it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Tea Cup

Love this story or not, you will not be able to have tea in a tea cup again without thinking of this.

There was a couple who took a trip to Englandto shop in a beautiful antique store to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially teacups. Spotting an exceptional cup, they asked "May we see that? We've never seen a cup quite so beautiful."

As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke, "You don't understand. I have not always been a teacup. There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay. My master took me and rolled me pounded and patted me over and over and I yelled out, "Don't do that."

"I don't like it!" "Let me alone," but he only smiled, and gently said; "Not yet!"

Then WHAM! I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. "Stop it! I'm getting so dizzy! I'm going to be sick!", I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, quietly; 'Not yet.'

He spun me and poked and prodded and bent me out of shape to suit himself and then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I yelled and knocked and pounded at the door. "Help! Get me out of here!" I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head from side to side, 'Not yet'.

When I thought I couldn't bear it another minute, the door opened. He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. Oh, that felt so good! "Ah, this is much better," I thought. But, after I cooled he picked me up and he brushed and painted me all over The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 'Oh, please, Stop it, Stop, I cried. He only shook his head and said. 'Not yet!'.

Then suddenly he put me back in to the oven. Only it was not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I just knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried I was convinced I would never make it. I was ready to give up. Just then the door opened and he took me out and again placed me on the shelf, where I cooled and waited and waited, wondering "What's he going to do to me next?"

An hour later he handed me a mirror and said 'Look at yourself.' And I did. I said, That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful!!!

Quietly he spoke: 'I want you to remember, then,' he said, 'I know it hurt to be rolled and pounded and patted, but had I just left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I know it hurt and it was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened. You would not have had any color in your life.

If I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't have survived for long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. Now you are what I had in mind when I first began with you.'"

The moral of this story is this: God knows what He's doing for each of us. He is the potter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us and expose us to just enough pressures of just the right kinds that we may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing and perfect will.

So when life seems hard, and you are being pounded and patted and pushed almost beyond endurance; when your world seems to be spinning out of control; when you feel like you are in a fiery furnace of trials; when life seems to "stink", try this.

Brew a cup of your favorite tea in your prettiest tea cup, sit down and think on this story and then, have a little talk with the Potter.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Think Positive

> John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"
> He was a natural motivator.
> If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
> Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!
> You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"
> He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood
> I choose to be in a good mood."
> Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.
> Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.
> "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
> "Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations.. You choose how people affect your mood.
> You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."
> I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
> Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.
> After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.
> I saw him about six months after the accident.
> When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins....Wanna see my scars?"
> I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.
> "The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."
> "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked
> He continued, "..the paramedics were great.
> They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action."
> "What did you do?" I asked.
> "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting que sti ons at me," said John "She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'."
> Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."
> He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.
> Attitude, after all, is everything.
> Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.
> After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

> You have two choices now:
> 01. Delete this
> 02. Forward it to the people you care about.
> You know the choice I made.
> Thank You,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Strolling at Longmont Strip

Right after work yesterday, I took my PA to his doctor for his Asthma checked. Praised God that he's in good health so far.

It didn't take us long to stay in the clinic. So, we went all the way to Longmont to finish up all the gift ceritficate that Hubby bought for me last Christmas. Yeah, it's about to expire and need to utelize those papers.

Ma and Pa were having a good time walking in the heart of Longmont. It was kind of windy but still the sun is shining through...ola!la!la! ... baby!

We did some stop on our way home. We had dinner at an express Chinese Resto, then went to Walmart for some grocery shopping and while driving, Hubby called on my cell if I can pick up his prescriptions at Wallgreens.

It was a long drive for me but worth it. We had a great time looking all the scenic view while cruising. We got home past 7:00 PM and we're all eager to watch our Wowowee show since we didn't watch it this afternoon. We had a fantastic THURSDAY...ayayay!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

They Walk Among Us

Be Careful Out There:

We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.' I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, 'NO, it's not .' Four is larger than two..'

We haven't used Sears repair since.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, 'you gave me too much money.' I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.' She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said 'We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.' The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change..

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.

I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'

>From Kingman , KS .

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.' He said he was sorry, but they only had ice burg lettuce.
From Kansas City

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, 'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?' To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?' He smiled knowingly and nodded,
'That's why we ask.'

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

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The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind p eople when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'

She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to 'downsizing.' Our manager commented cheerfully, 'This is fun. We should do this more often.' Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. 'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!' His reply, 'I know. I already got that side.'

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS


They walk among us... and the scary part is that they REPRODUCE!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Accounting Filipino Version

A Bill filed by Sen. Lito Lapid asks that proposed laws should be written in Filipino (Pilipino). Likewise, the official spoken language in the Senate should be Filipino. But I doubt this Bill will see the light of day. Read on to know why.
Ang Paggamit ng Wikang Pilipino
A young, good-looking representative from Laguna sponsored a Bill recommending the Filipino language be used in all levels of accounting firms and banking institutions. The solon claimed it will provide a better understanding of the business transactions for those who are inexperienced and non-English speaking citizens.
The Bill received unanimous approval from the House and was presented to the President for signature to become the law of the land. But, inspite of the overwhelming pressure from the members of Congress, the President vetoed the bill.
She explained that when the English "business" words are translated in Tagalog, they sound very malicious (malaswa) and are "nakaka-hiya at Nakaka-kilabot."!
Here are a few sample words - English to Filipino
Asset - Ari
Fixed Asset - Nakatirik na Ari
Liquid Asset - Basang Ari
Solid Asset - Matigas na Ari
Owned Asset - Sariling Pag-aari
Other Asset - Ari ng Iba
Miscellaneous Asset - Iba't-ibang klaseng Ari
Asset Write-Off - Pinutol na Pag-aari
Depreciation of Asset - Laspag na Pag-aari
Fully Depreciated Asset - Laspag na laspag na Pag-aari
Earning Asset - Tumutubong Pag-aari
Working Asset - Ganado pa ang Ari
Non-Earning Asset - Baldado na ang Ari
Erroneous Entry - Mali ang Pagka-Pasok
Double Entry - Dalawang Beses Ipinasok
Multiple Entry - Labas Pasok nang Labas Pasok
Correcting Entry - Itinama ang Pag Pasok
Reversing Entry - Baligtad ang Pagka Kapasok
Dead Asset - Patay na ang ARI

Monday, March 2, 2009

Coyote Attacked

Have you seen the 9 News on TV regarding the Coyote attacks is on the rise?

A teenager was walking in the park of Greenwood Village here in Denver when a Coyote attacked him. Praised God that he was okay with the said incident.

Mind you, they are wild animals and they're not being caged in the zoo.

According to the animal control personnel, if you see any Coyote, show to that animal that you scared him/her and be aggressive so they will run away from you.

Adult can handle the situation but how about the children?

We have to be alert and cautious of our surroundings.

What's up at your end? Did you have a great weekend?

Yesterday, Hubby and I went to Lowe's after their afternoon nap with my little girl. We need to fix something before everything falls apart...lolz!

Lowe's closed at 8:00 PM on Sunday. So, we've been to the two stores to get enough materials for our project to be done.

Earlier during the day after the church service, we ate out at Cinzetti's in celebration of my Pa's birthday. We didn't make a big celebration. Last year we took him to Vegas for his birthday. Maybe next year since it's his big 7-0, we have to do something... a surprise maybe?

I'm running out of time and need to catch up some works here. More ramblings later....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Isang Kwentong May Kurot sa Puso

I LOVE this story...

Somewhere in Milaor, Camarines Sur, there lived a fourth grader boy who would follow this route to school everyday: He has to cross the rugged plains and cross the dangerous highway where vehicles are recklessly driving to and from.Once past this highway, the boy would take a short cut, passing by theChurch every morning just to say Hi to God, and faithfully sayhis, "Magandang umaga po" in Bicol dialect. He was faithfully beingwatched by a Priest who was happy to find innocence so uplifting in themorning,"Kamusta, Andoy? Papasok ka na?""Opo padre ... "he would flash his innocent grin, the priest would betouched. He was so concerned that one day he talked to Andoy. "From school...", he advised "Do not cross the highway, you canpass through the Church and I can accompany you to the other side of theroad...that way I can see that you are home safe....""Thank you father ... "
"Why don't you go home ... why do you stay inthis church right after school?""I just want to say 'Hi' to my friend, God," and the priestwould leave the boy to spend time beside the altar,talking to himself, but the priest was hiding behind the altar to listento what this boy has to say to his heavenly FATHER."You know my math exam was pretty bad today, but I did not cheat althoughmy seatmate is bullying me for notes... I ate one cracker and drank mywater, Itay had a bad season and all I can eat is this cracker.Thank you for this! I saw a poor kitten who was hungry and I know how hefeels so I gave my last cracker to him ... funny but I am not that hungry.Look, this is my last pair of slippers ...I may have to walk barefoot nextweek, you see this is about to be broken... but it is least I amstill going to school.... Some say we will have a hard season this month,some of my classmates have already stopped going to school .... please helpthem get to school again, please God?...Oh, you know, Inay hit me again, it is painful, but I know this painwill pass away, at least I still have a mother.... God, you want to see mybruises? I know you can heal them.... Here... here and .... oh ...blood...I guess you knew about this one huh? Please don't be mad at Inay, sheisjust tired and she worries for the food in our table and my schooling thatis why she hits us....Oh, I think I am in love ... there's this pretty girlin my class, hername is Anita ... do you think she will like me? Anyway, at least I knowyou will always like me, I don't have to be anybody just to please you, youaremy very best friend! Hey your birthday is two days from now!!! Aren't youexcited? I am! Wait till you see, I have a gift for you ..... but it is a surprise! I hope you will like it! Oooops, I have to go ..." then he stoodup and calls out, "Padre, padre, I am finished talking to my friend ....youcan accompany me to the other side of the road now"This routine happens everyday. Andoy never fails. Father Agaton shares thisevery Sunday to the people in his church because he has not seen a verypure faith and trust in God, a very positive look at negative situations.One Christmas day, Father Agaton was sick so he could not make it in theChurch, he was sent to the hospital. The Church was left to 4 manangs whowould chant the rosary in 1000 miles per hour, would not smile and wouldalways find fault in what you do, they were also very well versed in cursingif you irritate them! They were kneeling, saying their kilometric rosarywhen Andoy, coming from his Christmas party,playfully dashed in."Hello God! I ......""P----!! (a curse) bata ka!! Alam mo nang may nagdadasal!! Alis!!"Poor Andoy was so terrified, "Where's Father Agaton? He is supposed tohelp me cross the street ... and to be able to cross the street I willhaveto pass by the back door of this church ...not only that, I have to greetJesus. It is His birthday, I have a gift right here...." Just as he was about to get the gift out of his shirt, the manang pulledhis shirt and threw him out of the church. "Susmaryosep!!! (does the signof the cross fervently) Alis kang bata ka, kung hindi matatamaan ka!!!So the boy had no choice but to cross the dangerous side of the road infront of the church. He crossed. A fast moving bus came in.There was a blind curve. The boy was protecting his gift inside hisshirt,so he was not looking. There was so little time. Andoy died on the spot. Alot of people crowded the poor boy, the body of a lifeless young boy ...Suddenly, out of nowhere a tall man in a pure white shirt and pants, aface so mild and gentle, but with eyes full of tears... He came and carried the boy in His arms. He was crying. Curious bystanders nudged the man inwhite, and asked,"Excuse me sir, are you related to this child?Do you know this child?"The man in white, His face mourning and in agony, looked up andanswered,"He was my best friend .... " was all he said. He took the badlywrapped gift in the bloody chest of the lifeless boy, and placed it nearHis heart.He stood up and carried the boy away and they both disappeared in sight.The crowd was curious ...On Christmas Eve, Father Agaton learned of the shocking news. He visitedthe house, and wanted to verify about the man in white. He consulted theparents of Andoy."How did you know that your son died?""A man in white brought him here." sobbed the mother. "What didhe say?"The father answered, "He did not say anything. He was mourning. We do notknow him and yet he was very lonely about our son's death, as if he knewourson very well. But there was something peaceful and unexplainable about him.Hegave me my son, and then he smiled peacefully. He brushed my son's hairaway from his face and kissed him on his forehead, then he whisperedsomething...""What did he say?""He said to my boy..." the father began, "Thank you for the gift... I will see you soon ... you will be with me..." and the fatherof the boy continued, "and you know for a while, it felt sowonderful ... I cried, but I do not know why....all I know is Icried tears of joy .... I could not explain it, Father, but whenthat man left, something peaceful came over me, I felt a deep senseof love inside ... I could not explain the joy in my heart, I knewmy boy is in heaven now but...tell me, Father, who is this man that my sontalks to everyday in your church, you should know because you are alwaysthere ... except at the time of his death ......"Father Agaton suddenly felt the tears welling in his eyes, withtrembling knees, he murmurred, " ... He was talking to no one .....but .. GOD...."If you love this story, please. pass this on to your friends.I just did!

" tHE wOods aRe lOveLY Dark aNd dEEp bUt I hAve pRomiSes tO kEep aNd miLes To gO bEfoRe i gO tO sLeEp "