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Thursday, June 25, 2009

My first ever blog award

Thank you very much to Toni at Dee-Zigns for this wonderful blog award I received about a month ago. I am really looking forward when will be the time I may be able to receive such awards like other bloggers post on their blogsite. And now I'm so thankful I received my first ever award. And sorry to Toni I can't keep my lips sealed for this one I'm so happy. I know very well that you deserve this award too.

In return I would like to share the "2009 Friendly Blogger Award" and "The Uplifting Blogger Award" to this lovely lady bloggers listed below. Thank you for visiting me always and giving me comments that are truly motivating. To you girls I have found friends here in blogging ( including Toni though I can't include her in the list).

One Proud Mom, One proud Wife
Mattie's Journal
Women's Sef Esteem
Dear Iago
In Love with Daisies

Back to when I started blogging when I just recently became active in visiting and commenting on other blogger's blog I meet many good bloggers along the way but few come back to me and share some of their thoughts and happiness.

Panda Bear or Polar Bear? (T-Thunks#1)

1. Someone knocks at your door. You answer it. It's a kid from the local school selling candy bars for a fundraiser. Do you buy one? Because it's a kid ... maybe if it wouldn't look like a scam.

2. The end of the world is tomorrow and you are out of milk - do you go buy some? Yes of course maybe I'll buy lots of it.

3. Have you ever picked up the phone and called someone that you hadn't talked to in years? My uncle and aunt in the US.

4. Whats on your computer desktop background? Niagara falls, my husband took that photo.

5. What was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater? Lol! That was Evil Dead with my family... and yeah at that time it scared the hell out of me. I don't know if it would have the same effect now.

6. If you had to take a 10th grade science test, do you think you would pass? At my brain age now ... "No" but give me time to review maybe I'll pass.

7. Describe heaven. It's a place of peace and no worries.

8. Has a place that you lived ever been infested with some sort of insect or rodent? Yeah when I was in my college years the place where I was sharing rent with my cousins in the city was termite infested ... it's freaky you can go paranoid thinking on your sleep it would go inside your ears. You can hear their little buzzing coz mostly all our furnitures are wood.

9. When you were a youngin', did you hide in the clothes racks at department stores? No.

10. Is there anything in your vehicle that is broken? Well no ... maybe if it sort of happened my husband would fix it immediately.

11. What is something in your house that people would be surprise to find? Maybe it's my neighboring friend's cat "Portia". I don't own a cat so people get surprised seeing Portia. Portia knows our house and sometimes knocks on the door for a visit.

12. Do you agree with the death penalty? Yes if proven guilty 101%.

Picture Courtesy of Free Stock Photos
13. Whats your favorite type of bear? Panda bear they are the cutest and I love them but I also want to see Polar bears.

14. Where was the last place you went? In Niagara Falls last weekend.

15. What if that person knocking at your door earlier was an adult selling candy bars... would you buy one? Oh! That's why I said if it's a kid ... I don't know honestly I don't just go open doors. Maybe no. It would be weird if adults sell candy bars.

Aloha Friday#1: Top 3 beauty product essentials

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fathers Now and Then

In 1900, a father's horsepower meant his horses.
Today, it's the size of his minivan.

In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a success.
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's just the vacation home.

In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is in the video camera.

In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.
Today, kids wouldn't touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business.
Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR.

In 1900, a father smoked a pipe.
If he tries that today, he gets sent outside after a lecture on lip cancer.

In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, "Wake up, it's time for school."
Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's time for hockey practice."

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table.
Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge."

In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream.
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, "WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.."

In 1900, if a father had breakfast in bed, it was eggs and bacon and ham and potatoes.
Today, it's Special K, soy milk, dry toast and a lecture on cholesterol.

In 1900, a Father's Day gift would be a hand tool.
Today, he'll get a digital organizer.

In 1900, fathers said, "A man's home is his castle."
Today, they say, "Welcome to the money pit."

In 1900, "a good day at the market" meant Father brought home feed for the horses.
Today, "a good day at the market" means Dad got in early on an IPO.

In 1900, a happy meal was when Father shared funny stories around the table.
Today, a happy meal is what Dad buys at McDonald's.

In 1900, a father was involved if he spanked the kid now and then.
Today, a father's involved only if he coaches Little League and organizes Boy Scouts and car pools.

In 1900, when fathers entered the room, children often rose to attention.
Today, kids glance up and grunt, "Dad, you're invading my space."

In 1900, fathers threatened their daughters suitors with shotguns if the girl came home late.
Today, fathers break the ice by saying, "So...how long have you had that earring?"

Courtesy of AHA Jokes. Happy Father's Day!

Mother's Day Movies to Watch

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dragonball Evolution not a hit in movies?

You're probably a kid living in Asia in the 90's era if you know Dragonball Z. Too popular that from the time my brother was a kid till he goes to senior high school I can still see reruns of it in TV. I am happy seeing some news last year that it was produced into a movie and will be showing this year. And yeah was shown this April though haven't seen it in the moviehouse. I was scanning some reviews of it in rottentomatoes.com and found out critics gave it a very low rating 13% on the tomatometer. Was it the low technicalities or production cost? But I guess I'll still watch it one of these days ... I wan't to see the version in film.

2009 Anticipated Movies

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I am a certified summer person

The week is still like "today raining, tomorrow sunny" ... but I am so happy it's summer still ... I have to seize it before winter comes again. I came from a tropical country and it's really smoking hot there in summer.

And for this coming week and so, I would be even happier (Yey!), If we pushed through on going out of town I'll post the pictures here and share it with you.

I am a Summer Person!

You are energetic, outgoing, and active. You love to be out and about... hanging out with friends or getting things done. Summer is the perfect time for you to be as hyper as you want to be. In fact, during the rest of the year you feel half-asleep!
Try this quiz on blogthings: Are You a Winter Person or a Summer Person?

What bathroom product are you?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Luminato - 1000 Tastes of Toronto

1000 Plates 1000 Tastes. In celebration of Luminato, President's choice showcased a feast of different culinary flavors from different food vendors and restaurant. A thousand food booths lined up along Queen's Quay in Harbourfront last weekend ( June 13-14 ).

Harbourfront Centre Winter Activities

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Alchemist: In search of your personal legend?

An allegorical novel by Paulo Coelho. A simple, quick read book that turned to be a modern classic. The story is about a shepherd boy who goes into quest for a treasure, his "Personal Legend" and the wonderful journey and experiences he met along the way. The best part of the story that I liked most is about the twist in the ending, I found it funny and didn't see it coming that way.

My favorite quotes on the book:
* “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
* “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
* "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
* "When each day is the same as the next it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives everyday the sun rises."
* "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."
* "I'm like everyone else - I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does."

Brida: Do you believe in soulmates?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Music Monday #1: Lucky by Jason Mraz ft. Colby Caillat

My first Music Monday post. I am liking this song I kept hearing on the radio.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.