Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Tree

Supposed we are decorating our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving but we prepare fresh tree and if we have it right after thanksgiving it will get brown after Christmas. So maybe we'll get our tree next week. Actually I want fake tree and wreath but hubby likes fresh one because he loves the pine tree smell. I do not like cleaning up the falling tree leaves everyday lol.
We are wishing everyone to have a Happy Holidays.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I really gained weight for the passed few months and I am sure that I will gain more weight due to the holiday season. I thought of lossing weight right after the holiday is over and was talking to my friend about it she then told me about alli. Of course I am skeptical that is why I look online for reviews about alli based on consumer and experts. Well I come to know the top ten diet pills.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Shirt

"I didn't ask to be a Princess, but hey if the CROWN Fits"
I love this shirt so much andit's already 2 years with me. Every time I wear it, somebody always tells me that my shirt is cute and where did I bought it. How I wish I can find another one just like this.
And my husband always teasing me about my shirt, and jokingly saying "Ok you're my princess"

Diet and Diets

On this holiday season I am not counting calories. But I am determined that right after the holiday season is over I will undergo on exercise and diet pills. I have checked the FDA approved alli but I want to make sure that this weight loss pills are effective and safe. I have checked and read the review from consumers and experts. If you also want to make sure about the weight loss pill that you want to take, better check it first.

Brain Tricks

I often get an email message like this or read articles about this brain trick, still I was amazed that we can read even if it's a wrong spelling. Read bellow.
"I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!"

I am sure that all of you already know about the popular online eyeglasses shop which is Zenni optical. Their Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical has already arrived in time for holiday season so show your love to your love one and get them stylish eyeglasses frames from Zenni. Another good news is they still have the $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses.

It's only me and my husband so we have a small feast for Thanksgiving. Nothing to be fancy, just the traditional Herb roasted Turkey, herb roasted yum and beans, mashed potatoes and a store bought pumpkin pie. Supposed it should be dinner but since it's only the two of us he suggested to cook the turkey for lunch and have some of it for dinner. I fried the turkey liver and gizzard and mixed it with the dripping to make my house gravy. Well I am not counting calories this season lol.

My husband has Military relatives who serve in Iraq. I have a few friends whom their loved ones are serving in Iraq too. I know how they feel being away from home and putting their lives in great danger. Their families here at home are making a lot of sacrifices, like the kids are spending most of their Christmas away from their dad or mom.
I appreciate the efforts that Sears has made and created this Program called Heroes at Home. Check out the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry and see if how you can help the Families of our heroes that are left at home.
It is time for us to Thank our Heroes by helping their families here at home celebrate the holidays and make it specials for them even their mom or dad is away. You can check the Military Families wish list and see how you can help them.
I spend my time reading the selected stories and wishes from our heroes and my heart was touch by it. They have very wonderful and touching stories with simple wishes to make their families happy. I wish that my readers will find a little time to check the Sears program, the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry. May our Heroes be Happy and blessed on this Holiday Season and be safe on their deployment.


Thanksgiving once again and it's time to give Thanks. Well it's only me and my husband celebrating the Turkey Day, and I already prep the bird all I have to do is make the stuffing, stuff the bird and pop it in the oven a little later. I just baked the yum with herbs and beans and it's almost done. Hubby just bought pumpkin pie yesterday from our favorite bakery. Maybe I'll make a little mashed potatoes but hubby said he likes rice to go along with it.

Monday, November 24, 2008

TV Deals

My husband is planning to buy a 52 inches HDTV for our room and there are pretty good tv deals at We have a 24 inches TV in our room that he mounted on the wall by our foot side of our bed. We are watching TV until we doze off, but since it is mounted on the wall, it is quit far and we cannot see clearly. That is why my husband prepares our TV by the living room because it 32 inches but he wanted to reward himself with a new 52 inches HDTV.

Turkey Hunter

My husband started this tradition last year, he bought a turkey gift certificate to give to his helper and close friends who are employees of the company which is his current job site. Last year we get a bunch of turkey certificate from Times supermarket but my husband want's to avoid one of their office employee for a personal reason, so this year we are hunting for a supermarket that sold turkey gift certificates. We called different store today but one store got gift certificate but it does not said turkey and the rest of the stores don't sold that kind gift C. So what are we going to do is buy a bunch of frozen turkey's and give it to them. We are going to hunt for turkey's tomorrow. lol

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We all know that this year is a difficult time for us. But still we want to make our love ones holiday jolly. I recently know that there is a Kmart Layaway for the Holidays, so I check their layaway program and find it good. It easy, you will have an eight weeks contract. I did not waste my time and make a list of presents to be given to our love ones. I went to the nearest Kmart store in our place and get all the thing that I need, good thing they have all the items that are on my list. After I get all my items I went to their layaway counter and made a 10% down payment from my total. The only thing I have to do now it pay bi-weekly of 25% from the original balance due. Once the payments are completed, the items can be taken home.
This program is good for us because it's easy to pay smaller amounts that pay all the items we need in one full payment. All our family members and relatives will be marry on Christmas day.
We are so happy that we can now give more love to our family with the help of Kmart Layaway for the Holidays.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bye Stray Cats

My husband ask me not to give food to the stray cats but my heart sunk every time I went at our backyard and saw the kittens asking for food, can't help my soft heart. But we don't want to adapt the cats, so as I posted below that we are going to send them to Humane Society. My husband has a huge heart for the kitten too, he was sad and told me that he pity the kitten but they will be better at Humane Society and if they get lucky somebody will adapt them.
We bought a trap, the kitten and their mom is kind of my friend that I can hold then if I want to. I set up the trap with food and not even a second past, I trap one kitten and the mom is outside the cage watching the kitty. Funny, what I did is hold the mom and place her inside the trap and I end up luring the remaining kittens with food and one by one place them inside the trap. They are now ready to be send to Humane Society, we are going to drop them of first thing in the morning tomorrow. I wish that somebody with good heart will give the kittens home soon.

I was looking for new bedding set designs for us. Usually I go online checking for beautiful designs that will match to the color of our bedroom furniture's, usually I go for neutral design which is not so girly and not too boyish. I found a beautiful design at Kmart online, by Abbey Hill bedding Medallion Dream bedding collection. It was $79.99 but when I put it on my cart I was surprise because of my huge discount, 30% plus additional 10% more that make my total down to $32.49 only. Since I get a good discount on my bedding set I was temped to check for jewelries, I love diamonds and found a very beautiful Journey pendant and earrings set with 5 stones. The sweet news is they also have 10% discount on jewelries. Take the opportunity on their 10% online only discount that will run until November 26th on the following categories; -womens plus sleepwear
- womens attention brand
- girls tops
- ALL juniors
- boys tops
- mens shirts and bottoms
- big mens shirts and bottoms
- infant and toddler bedding
We really love shopping at Kmart because they have low prices and they give huge discounts. Remember that online discount will run until November 26th only.

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Stray Cats

There are plenty of stray cats here and few months it gives four litters. We do not want to adapt this kitten so we decided to send it to Humane society while its still kitten's and catching then is not that hard yet. We went to Humane society yesterday to pick up pet cage but unfortunately they have a long waiting list, approximately we have to wait at almost two months. That is impossible because the kittens are grown up already that time and it will be hard for us to trap them on that age. They suggest if we can invest on cages and send the kittens to them anytime. That would be a good idea because we really need to take our move now.


My brother is asking me if I can get him playstation 3 as his Christmas present. Well in our family Christmas present is not a secret anymore, it is better that you tell us what you want instead of receiving a present that you do not like. I did not say yes to my brother because I want to surprise him. I am sure he will be surprise and happy. I am wondering if I get what I wanted too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hair Loss

I experience hair loss for more than a year now. My husband is worried, I have a thick hair though, that is why I am not too worried. I have a waists long hair and when I pony tail or tie my hair it give me neck pain because it's so heavy that is why I am a bit happy that I experience hair loss, and I saw growing hair too.
But lately I feel worried and thinking that this might be a symptom of something. Although I do not see my hair is thinning yet. I search online and found out that maybe I have iron deficiency. I know than on my teen age I was hospitalized and was injected with vitamin K due to iron deficiency. I think I will undergo on iron supplement and if ever nothing is change I will surely consult an expert.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One of my friend is getting married pretty soon. They decided to have a fall wedding. She gets almost all her wedding favors at wedding shop the, she found a site where they have a variety of coupon codes and one of it is The Knot coupons.
She called me up the day her party favors arrived, she showed it to me. She gets a personalized sparkling cider bottles, it was really pretty with her motif and their personalized names on it. She also ordered a personalized ribbons for her thank you card that they are going to send after the wedding. She is so excited on her upcoming wedding next week. I am sure she will look likes a princess and be the star of her wedding day.
Everything was fabulous. If you are planning your wedding and you do not have wedding favors yet, better grab this opportunity and get The Knot coupons. I tell it was really fabulous and you will give your wedding a great meaning and your guest will surely not forget your wedding.
Since my husband wants to renew our vow, I want it to be fabulous and special for the two of us. We will invite about 50 guest and I will get all my wedding favors at the Knot wedding shop.


Saimin is a famous noodle soup in Hawaii. This represent the multi culture here. During the late 18th century a large immigrants are recruited to work on pineapple fields. First came the Chinese followed by Japanese, Portuguese, Koreans, Filipinos, Puerto Ricans, and Samoans. Filipino are the largest scale of arrivals. They share what they have like Filipino's have an extra green onions, Hawaiian have an extra eggs, Korean have an extra bok choy and Japanese have an extra noodle and they all throw it in one pot and share. Saimin was born and represent the Hawaii multicultural harmony.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well Hawaii is a tropical state. We have rainy and sunny season, summer of course is sunny until almost winter. Snow is only at the peak of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in big island and mt. Haleakala at Maui, its is rainy during Autumn, Winter and Spring. We have short days during Autumn and Winter, and expect a chilly nights.
I can say that we have weird climate in Hawaii. It is so sunny on one part then few blocks away is raining. One example is here in Oahu, when you are travelling H3 Kaneohe bound, before the tunnel it is hot and sunny and when you pass the more than a mile tunnel, it is rainy and glomy at Kaneohe. But I really love, it is so nice here. I cannot explain what it is with Hawaii that captured your heart right there and then.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shop at Sears

I love shopping at Sears, they have really great household appliances and everything you need for your home. I just learned that Sears Layaway is back so I will get my husband his tools for his job and also a steel toe working boots.
I always take care of my husband's clothing, I am the one choosing his shirts, pants and shorts. He is a contractor so on working days he likes to wear cargo shorts or cargo pants, and for weekend he like to go casual wear. I will take advantage of the Sears Layaway and get all the things that we need.
When its gift giving like Christmas, birthday or special occasion our rule is "tell me what you really want." Hubby gave me his wish list and I do the same thing. I told my husband that he has to take advantage of the Sears Layaway too. I told him what is the most important thing on my list and he can get me only two things for Christmas. I want a 5qt KitchenAid mixer, it would be better if he will pair it with a set of red cookware.
I also have to get a new set of Christmas decoration from sears, this year I want to decorate our Christmas tree with red, gold and silver. Happy Holidays guys.



We have a sashimi today. My husband's friend caught a small tuna yesterday and he gave us half of the fish that he already filleted for sashimi. I chilled it just right so when I cut the tuna meat it will stay firm, and chilling it before cutting will prevent it from getting mushy. I arrange it on the bed of shredded cabbage and serve it with wasabi and soy sauce.
Before I do not eat raw fish it taste funny, but fresh sashimi really taste sweet.

Friday, November 14, 2008

NV Vacation

My step daughter called his dad two days ago informing him that she is at las vegas nv. We forget that she told us about it the last time she came to visit us, she said that she will go to Las Vegas this November. Hope she enjoyed her trip to Vegas because she is so exited that she will stay there for a week with her mom family. I hope my husband is not busy next year so we can take our vacation at Vegas too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Many people has pets because they provide us with companionship, help lower our blood pressure, teach us empathy and they make us smile a little more, and when we smile more endorphins is released, which make us feel good.
But are we aware that pets can transmit diseases to us. Diseases that are passed from animals to people are called zoonotic. Some of this threat such as toxoplasmosis, it can be contracted by handling contaminated cats feces and may cause serious birth defects to unborn children. Scooping out the litter box daily ans practicing good hygiene can prevent the problem from occurring. Pregnant women can ask their significant other to scoop.
But the truth is exposure to toxoplasmosis is most likely to occur from handling undercooked or raw meat.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

For the Clients

I am working at the CPA's office part time during busy tax season. Lately I went to his office to help him on payroll, I saw that his promotional pens that he ordered last month has already arrived. I though of surprising my husband and get him promotional pens for his business. I will place his logo and the name of his business on it. I am sure that my husband will be happy about it.


When we went to Waikiki Yacht club the last time I saw this kids practicing their little sailboats, I really do not know what this sport really called. But they are so fun to watch cruising with their tiny boats at the heart of Waikiki Yacht club harbor. They seem like playing Polo or something, they have their coach whistling and about 12 tiny sailboats are participating. I am sure tey are having great fun.

Harley Parts

Due to the financial crunch and high rocketing fuel cost many people are buying motorcycle this day including my husband. His job site is more than hour drive from our home, he is only using his full size truck when hauling the tools and materials for his work other than that he is using his Harley. Harley parts are not so expensive as his truck, and he is buying it online. Since he had his Harley we save a lot of money on gas.

CornedBeef Bun

From time to time I am trying to create different breakfast for my husband. On weekdays, he like something that he can eat while driving to his job site. I introduced him to different kinds of bread and cakes and sometimes he sticks on one kind of bread for awhile, when he get tired of it he will tell me to bake him different kind. This time I make sure that every week he will have different breakfast. Last week he have empanada and this week he have corned beef bun that I baked for him. He first taste a corned beef bun in the Philippines when he come to visit, he likes it but we cannot find it here so I do my best to imitate it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

In this taught economy time we need to look for some cheap marketing alternative for our small business. Few months ago I convinced my husband to bring his business on the next marketing level, build a cheap web site and see what it can do well on his small business. It took me a while to convinced him. I spend time looking for a web hosting reviews online. I am so happy to find an inexpensive web hosting site for my husbands business which we can upgrade later if we need more features to add.
He was pretty much happy of the web site that I made for him, though it is still new but it is bringing some clients and allow potential clients to check out what services my husband's business is offering. We are planning to upgrade and add more feature on his web site.
Our CPA agrees on my idea and he said he will also recommend his clients to have their own wed site and he asks me for the site, I also gave him the web hosting reviews site because it will help him and his clients decide which web hosting sites best suits their needs.

Green Tea: According to a study that drinking green tea on a daily basis boost your metabolism. The brew promotes the oxidation process of breaking down fats into energy.
Keep up the Cardio: An elevated heart rate will scorch calorie post cardio. The more intense yor workout, the longer it will take for your metabolism to return to its resting rate.
Go Spicy: According to a study, spicy food like jalapeno and cayenne peppers contains a compound called capsaicin. It stimulates you're body's production of adrenaline, which can speed up your metablolism are you're chowing down.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We got a client who want to convert an extra room of their house into a home theater room. My husband and his crew work on it with all the details the home owner wants. They are happy of its outcome and they let us see it after they furnish it with home theater furniture , I was blown out by their home theater room, it was amazing. I think to have a home theater room in our new house.

Friday, November 7, 2008

This was taken at one of the scenic look out pass by Hanauma bay. East side of Oahu island facing Molokai island, the water on this side is kind of rough. I love coming to this place and every time we pass this side I always asked my husband to stop by the lookouts. I never get tired of all the scenic views here in Hawaii. I was so thankful and bless to settle in Hawaii for good.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Winter Footwear

I already feel the chill outside especially during night time. My husband has asked me if I want to buy a new winter footwear, I told him that I want a UGG Knightsbridge. I like the soft espresso sheepskin of UGG Knightbridge. I already placed an order online because I want my footwear before it will be very cold here.
Holiday season is fast approaching, I already have my menu for thankgiving, Christmass and new year. But I am not fixed yet if we are going to give home made cookies or chocolate boxes and maybe hubby will again give away turkeys to the maintenance crew at his job site.

Wine Trivia

We love to indulge in a bottle of wine once or twice a week particularly during the weekend. We usually savor our weekend dinner with fine or just ordinary wine. When we are enjoying a bottle of wine, a question always come to my mind. How many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine? a 750ml bottle of wine has more or less 740 grapes, a bottle of wine contains 4 wine glass, a glass of wine consist of more or less 185 grapes.
So before you open and enjoy a bottle of wine, think about it first.

Work Boots

In my husband's field of work which is construction, he need a good work boots. It is like every year he needs a new work boots. Last year he bought a Timberland brand work boots and he said it was really comfortable on his feet, for sure this year he will buy the same brand. Actually he need a new working boots badly because what he is wearing now is so worn out due to his type of work.
Maybe I can pull it out before Christmas and surprise him with a new work boots. He evened told and show me this morning how worn out his working boots are.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Boats and yachts are circling the main boat extreme right

The main boat with his wife and kids

We went to a funeral today to pay a respect to my husband's friend. He is Architect and on his late 40, everything was so sudden. We just learned that he has a cancer couple weeks ago and the last week his partner called my husband informing him that his friend the Architect has passed away. He is a very nice guy, the last time I have seen him he was well and healthy.
This are the photos from the funeral his ashes was scattered at Waikiki Beach. The middle boat carries his ashes with his family members and close friends. About 12 boats and yachts went out and circling the middle boat, we say our prayers and throw flowers, leis and ti leaf for him.

In our household I am the penny pincher but in a practical way. When it comes to buying stuff I always watch on the price, I always want the item I am buying worth the price that I have paid. My husband is somewhat different, when he really like the item, he buys it even it's a little expensive which usually cause a conflict between us.
But one time I made a mistake when we went to get him his first eyeglasses. I thought that expensive one is better, but end that he is not satisfied with the with is eyeglasses. We decided to get him another pair of eyeglasses from Zenni Optical. Their prescription eyeglasses starts from $8.00, pretty cheap price. He ordered one, when it arrived he fit it and turned out he like it. He said he love the frame and the lens really fits on him.
My husband is so happy about his new eyeglasses and he recommends it to all his family and friends. I also recommend it to my family and friends especially my parents. My mom gets her prescription eyeglasses from Zenni too, she picked a very stylish frame. We love Zenni Optical and wish they will always offer a cheap eyeglasses.


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