Little Girl's Bedroom

I look forward to the day when my little girl will sleep on her own bed, in her own bedroom. For now, I'm settling with surfing the net for cute bedroom designs fit for a princess like her! :)

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Here's a very pink and very cute princess bedroom from

And this one's fun and colorful from

This last one will make any girl feel like one of the Disney Princesses from


How did you spend your Valentine's Day?

This year, hubby and I decided to spend Valentine's day at home with our daughter.
I cooked a special meal for us, which consisted of baked macaroni (the little girl's favorite), carbonara (hubby's request), chicken with mushroom sauce (our family's favorite!), and ref cake for dessert. It took me 3 hours to prepare the meal! But that's ok, because I prepared it with love, and my hubby and the little one enjoyed it very much! :)

Here's a picture of our delicious Valentine's day meal:

Late in the afternoon, Titanic was shown on cable TV, so it was just the perfect romantic movie to end our special date at home! :)

How was your Valentine's Day celebration?
Hope it was just as memorable! :)


10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

Everything planned out for Valentine's day tomorrow?

Well, whether you'll be out on a dinner date or preparing a special meal at home, what better way to cap this hearts' day than to watch a romantic movie while cuddling up on the sofa with the love of your life. :)

So, here's my top 10 list of romantic movies. Hurry, there's still time to rent one at your favorite video store!

Top 10 Best Romantic Movie: The Wedding Singer (1998)
Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this romantic comedy film will make you love each other more, especially when your hubby sings along as Adam Sandler sings the movie's famous song, "Grow Old With You".
Famous line: "If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away!"

Top 9 Best Romantic Movie: Titanic (1997)
Set amidst one of the world's most tragic maritime disasters, the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet gives a lovely twist to the common rich girl-poor man love affair.
Famous line: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls. Wearing this...Wearing 'only' this."

Top 8 Best Romantic Movie: Casablanca (1942)
Winner of 3 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay) in 1944, this classic film is set in Africa in the early days of World War II. It stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, who sacrifices to keep his love, Ilsa Lund (played by Ingrid Bergman), safe. Fall in love all over again as you hear the song "As Time Goes By" being played in the film.
Famous line: "Everything she knew or ever became was because of him."

Top 7 Best Romantic Movie: Gone With The Wind (1941)
Though a very long movie (almost 4 hours running time), I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss a scene of this Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara) classic film set during the American civil war.
Famous line: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"

Top 6 Best Romantic Movie: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
"Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?" This is the movie's tagline. Find out the answer and be captivated by this lovely romance-comedy film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as Harry and Sally.
Famous line: "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

Top 5 Best Romantic Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Let Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard captivate you in this very entertaining delight!
Famous line: "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness."

Top 4 Best Romantic Movie: Notting Hill (1999)
The movie's tagline says it all, "Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?" Feel good and as beautiful as Julia Roberts, or as handsome as Hugh Grant, in this charming romance movie!
Famous line: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Top 3 Best Romantic Movie: Jerry Maguire (1996)
It is said that this is the movie that made Renee Zellweger popular. This favorite romance movie made everyone love Jerry Maguire (played by Tom Cruise). As its tagline goes, "Everybody loved him... Everybody disappeared."
Famous lines: "You complete me."
"You had me at 'hello'."

Top 2 Best Romantic Movie: 50 First Dates (2004)
Reminisce your most memorable dates as you watch Henry Roth woo Lucy Whitmore by asking her for 50 first dates in this other Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore hit movie! I have to add, too, the soundtrack's full of happy and delightful songs!
Famous line: "Can I have one last first kiss?"

Top 1 Best Romantic Movie: Love Affair (1994)
A remake of "Love Affair" (1939) and "An Affair to Remember" (1957), this is a love-at-first-sight story of two people falling in love when they have given up looking for it. They promised to meet again three months later (to affirm their attraction or love for each other) atop the Empire State Building, and if ever one of them does not show up, then they should just forget about each other with no questions asked. Starring real-life couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, this movie will make you fall in love all over again.
Famous line: "I guess I'm happy when I don't want to be anywhere else but where I am."


Unique Valentine's Day Traditions

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to compile a list of some fun and unique ways that V-day is celebrated all over the world. Enjoy reading! :)

Let's start off with our very own country, the Philippines. Here, Valentine's Day is celebrated not just by couples, but by thousands of lovers gathered together in one place to claim the world record for the Most Number of Simultaneously Kissing Couples. Started in 2004 and termed Lovapalooza, the country got the record high of 6,124 Filipino couples kissing simultaneously for 10 seconds. However, this record was beaten by Bosnia, with a current record of 6,980 couples (13,960 participants).

Another famous V-day tradition is that of Japan's. On February 14th, women are required to give chocolates (termed as "Giri-choko" meaning "obligatory chocolate") to their male colleagues and/or bosses. They give their partners (boyfriend or husband) special gifts plus chocolates called "Honmei-choko" meaning "prospective chocolate".

A follow-up to Valentine's Day is Japan's White Day, celebrated on March 14th. In return, men show their gratitude to their women colleagues by giving them white chocolates. And for the special women in their lives, men give them gifts such as lingerie and jewelry.

Korea's V-day tradition is much like that of Japan's. Women also give chocolates to men on February 14, and men give gifts on March 14. The only difference is that in Korea, they have a third celebration on April 14, known as the Black Day, where men who have no romantic partners get together and partake of black noodles called Jajang noodles.

In Thailand, weddings have been uniquely celebrated on Valentine's day, such as having the world's largest bride and groom (two elephants), the world's largest mass wedding, and the world's largest underwater wedding.

Taiwan celebrates V-day on two dates, February 14 and July 7. On these dates, men express their love for the women in their lives by giving them roses, the number of which is significant. One rose means "only love". Eleven means "a favorite", ninety-nine means "forever", and 108 roses means "marry me".

In China, V-day is normally celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. Lovers (and even singles) crowd the Temple of Matchmaker to pray for love and happiness. Also, this day is set aside for girls to make any wish at all. Modern tradition puts a new twist to this holiday when hotels give discounts for couples. Not only is the room discounted, but also only on this day, the hotels will not check for marriage certificates (on any other day, Chinese law requires hotels to verify marriage certificates before allowing couples to check in).

In Italy, women do not only get roses and/or chocolates on Valentine's Day. If they're lucky, they can also get a marriage proposal and an engagement ring, as it is customary in this country to get engaged on this special holiday.

Such is the case in Israel, where V-Day is also a popular time for marriage proposals to be made.

Wherever in the world you are, make Valentine's Day extra special. This is just one day of the year when the whole world celebrates the joy of being loved and having someone to love. Whether you are single, married, or in a complicated relationship, V-Day should be a day of celebration and happy memories.

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