Christmas is in the air!

I hear Christmas songs on the radio.
The TV networks have started showing their Christmas station IDs.
The nights seem longer and colder.
Christmas is definitely in the air!

And so, I put out some ornaments...

Christmas balls are everywhere...

He's here!  Making THE list, and checking it twice!

Hoping my little girl is NOT naughty but nice! =)

And certainly, it's Christmas in the malls!

Here's wishing everyone happy days awaiting Christmas! =)

All that drama!

I, like most other Filipinos now, am slightly "amused" with the telenovela-like CGMA-DOJ-SC drama that has been in the news this week. Truly, it was an "amazing race", and so-to-speak "may the best man/woman win!".  And so, maybe, this first round is clearly a win for the DOJ/Malacanang, with yesterday's warrant being served to CGMA who is still at the St.Luke's hospital, thus, barring her from departing our country. Therefore, definitely no more question about the legality of DOJ's Watch List Order vs. the Supreme Court's TRO.  I am definitely not an expert in political matters, but with all due respect, and in my humble opinion, this is not merely a political matter or a battle between PNoy and the Arroyos.  It is, in the bigger picture, truly a fight between good and evil.  In simplest terms, it's just a matter of finding out the truth, rewarding the good, and punishing the evil.  I just hope that all this drama will end like most teleseryes do.  That the good triumphs over evil... and the "bida" lives happily ever after!

Just my two-cents worth.  Happy weekend! :)

Birthday Feast

We celebrated hubby's birthday at home while watching the Pacquiao-Marquez fight last Sunday (yes, that controversial fight!).  I was busy preparing lunch while everyone else was glued to the TV.  Thanks to our Mayor and Congressman who own the local cable provider, we had free live telecast of the fight (yipee!).  

Anyway, we had a sort-of-international-buffet-style lunch feast for hubby's birthday.  It actually reminded me of an old childhood game that goes "Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Negro".  hehehe :P

Chinese: Siomai

Japanese: Maki

Filipino: Pancit Bihon

Negro: Triple chocolate cake from Red Ribbon ... hehehe :D


My mother-in-law recently came back from a trip to the USA and one of her "pasalubong"s for C is this cute Tinkerbell toy that lights up when a button is pushed.  My daughter loves to play with it so much so that even I couldn't help but marvel at its beauty. What simple joy!  How I wish I could be Tink for a day and fly high up in the sky, gazing at the beauty of the world below me.

Today is my day!

Today is 11.11.11.  Some say it's supposed to be a lucky date. And so I declare, "Today is my day!".  I know it's going to be the start of something BIG, something good, something nice, and something new!

I'm starting to read this book by Arun Gogna. Ever heard of him? Maybe you're more familiar with Bo Sanchez?  Well, Arun, like Bo, is a preacher.  He is the Feast builder of The Feast Alabang in Festival Mall (I'll tell you more about The Feast some other time).  Anyway, he's a funny guy.  I never thought listening to a preacher (or in this case, reading his work) would be entertaining as much as enlightening. Maybe I'll share some thoughts when I'm done reading the book.  So, happy 11.11.11 everyone!  Lucky or not, it's just another date.  Any day could be your lucky day if you want it to be! There's still 12.12.12 next year, and I bet there'll be another lucky craze then! hehehe... ;)

I am enjoying my day because today is MY day! I hope you are having a blast, too! =)

Goodbye pen name, Hello me!

Today I am revealing my name.  After months of hiding behind my pen name, I've decided to share a little bit more about myself by using my nickname. And so, goodbye pinayrichmom, hello me! =)  Glad to meet all of you! =D