Happy birthday Shy :D

My dear friend Shy of Simply Happy Life is celebrating her birthday woohoo!!! Happy birthday sis wish you all the best. May God shower his blessings on you and give you a gift of a happy long and peaceful life! Have fun Shy :D

food trip Friday-Our Christmas dinner.

Hello everyone welcome to Food trip Friday!! How was your family Christmas food trippers ? Well, mine was good. I got a lot of nice things to look forward to like hubby and I are hoping to find a new place for our family these coming summer and were planning to have a short vacay in the Philippines by next year, Fingers crossed!!!

By the way, about our Christmas feast we had a simple family dinner. I prepared some of my kids favorite food. like the cake, menudo, fruit salad, fried chicken, sweet ham and leche flan.

I hope you had a great Christmas guys :D ... God bless you all :)

We are Wishing you all the joys of the season.

May the grace of Our Mighty Father be with you all during this eve of Christmas.
Have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

To all my friends and readers. I pray that happiness be at your door and leave the gift of God's peace, love, joy and good health behind. May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to your Family. Merry Christmas!!

Christmas School Concert

Quick post! We came home from a annual kindergarten school concert. The concert was held in the"bunkahall" or Cultural center hall in Kofu city earlier today.

My daughter's school is holding it's Christmas "ongakukai" or Christmas recital every 2nd week of December. My kid's Christmas concert is one of many school activities that I love, but sad to say today was Rio's last Christmas ongakukai because she'll be graduating in kindergarten three months from now.

I'm so proud of her. Even though she fell on stage while performing, she stood up and continued with her performance. She well deserved the applause from the audience today. bravo! She is adorable kid and there is nothing that fills my heart with more joy than watching her performing on stage with confidence.

That's my weekend highlight story, gosh I'm so tired and my back is aching right now needs to recharge my energy muna lol... Happy weekend!

Mommy Moments- Favorite Mommy Moments.

mommy moments

Mommy Moments theme for today is favorite mommy moments entry. Every Mommy moments theme we have are precious and meaningful theme for me . Discussing our kids milestones, it makes me feel proud and realize that being a mother is tough! But I thank God he gave me the most rewarding job in the universe and that is I become a mother.

Here's my favorite entry! First is the July 23. First Steps! theme. I remember both my kids was around 9 to 10 months when they start to walked. They will take a few steps here and there. Until I saw that they are completely walking without any wobbling or anything. It make me feel so proud!!

Second is the July 2. Encounter with pets or animal. My kids had a wonderful time inside the safari park but the best part of our trip in the zoo was riding in the zoo bus. I remember we decided to ride in the safari bus because Rio wanted to feed those animals and she's too excited at first, but when she saw how big the lion was that's the time she cried and she told me she wants to go home already because she didn't expect to see the lions so close enough that she almost felt that it will grab her hand while feeding that lion. That trip was memorable for us.

Rio was too busy counting the deers!

Inside the Safari Bus.

Sharing my kids funny moments in Look at the mess is the winner for me. I can't help it!! Rio was too funny. I told her to clean up your toys! instead of picking up all the toys she suddenly grabbed the vacuum cleaner and she told me that it's much easier if she will use the vacuum to clean up her toys! What a smart kid!!

Now it's your time to share your Mommy Moments. Have a fun~fun weekend!!

food trip Friday- creme caramel (leche flan)

Leche flan is a Filipino dessert that I grow up on. In the Philippines flan is known as Leche Flan—literally milk flan—a heavier version of the Spanish flan made with more egg yolks. Leche Flan is usually steamed over an open flame or stove top, although rarely it can also be seen baked. Leche Flan is a staple in all celebratory feasts to the point where it is almost mandatory.

Heart shape creme caramel (leche flan)

Join us here in Food trip Friday!! Have a great weekend :)

Girls talk-Christmas decoration!!!

Girls Talk

For Girls Talk theme for this week is all about Christmas decoration. I started to put up our Christmas tree and decorating it first week of December. My kids had fun while putting the ornaments , tinsel and lights on the tree. We just love decorating our home for Christmas. I can tell you it's fun decorating the Christmas tree with our kids!

Eight days to go before Christmas, gosh! Its like yesterday diba how time flies. I notice these pass few days I feel so sad..... Oh life homesick nanaman hay!! . I miss the Paskong Pinas !!

Join us here in Girls Talk! Merry Christmas to all :)

Pixel Bug Weekend- I wish I could take the bugs away and suffer it myself.!

Welcome to Pixel Bug for my PBW this week is all about our freaky and stressful week in the hospital.

Quick post! My two girls are generally a healthy kids but last week both of them tested positive for influenza A and had a 39.2-40.3 °C ( 102.6-104.6 °F) fever with horrible cough during the night to the point that it takes them a second to catch a breath or inhale when they are done coughing. It is so hard for me to see my kids like that. It is just a horrible feeling not be able to help my kids to feel better. If I can only just put my hand on them to take away their pain and sickness gosh, I can do that every minute and every day. For me there is nothing worse than having a sick kids! It makes you feel so helpless. Grabe!!!

My kids in the hospital room.

The days are really long and boring inside the hospital. As their mom I gave them something that they can focus on and laugh at to distract themselves from the situation they're in. It means we did something fun and special things while they are in the hospital room. We made some cute paper cut outs , drawing, coloring and playing their favorite games in PSP and gameboy.

Now!!! The long and freaky week is over my kids are home sweet home again and finally the bugs are gone hurray were healthier than ever!!! Thank God for the early Christmas present...

I love you Kei and Rio =)

Join us here in Pixel Bug!!! Have a lovely day :)

Meet in Heaven Award!

There are no random acts...We are all connected...You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind...
---(The Five People You Meet In Heaven)

I really like the idea of this award and my dear friend Andrea of Memories As A Mom created it. Andrea was inspired by the book/movie of Mitch Albom the Five People you Meet Me In Heaven. I also love the book and I already watched the film in youtube.

"five you meet in heaven" idea for bloggers who I may not ever meet on earth, but maybe
in another place I will !

 Thank you so much Andrea, for the lovely words and for thinking of me I really do appreciate it!!

Now I'd like to pass this award to the five people... And they are!!!

Willa from Smart Mommy : Smart Blogger from Canada blessed with two adorable boys. I know that I can't meet her in person but I can feel that she is a great woman and a wonderful mom... She is one of my dearest friend. By the way Willa is the reason behind my beautiful blog makeover !!!

Enchie from Sweet Nothings : A simple and sweet mom. I adore and love her for being a good friend she love's to cook and I think she can be a good chef some day.

Shy from Simple Happy Life : Funny and cool mom to Jake and baby Justine, Reading her post means bringing back the smile on my face. I love her :) she have a great sense of humor, intelligent and a good friend..

Clarissa from Kizuna : Blogger from Japan. I'm hoping to meet her in person someday. I think we have this similarities that we both need to discover ehehe. She is also a mom of two lovely girls a loving and contented mom. She is so sweet and caring friend =)

Ross from Obstacles and Glories : She is happily married and blessed with two precious angles. She is one of the best blogger I've ever known. She can manage five blogs! Gee Thumps up!

The rules are easy for passing on this award:

1) Attach the award to your blog post.

2) Copy and paste the famous quote from The Five People You Meet In Heaven somewhere in the post

3) Please identify me as the creator of the award (Andrea from Memories As A Mom), and link to the person who sent it to you.

4) Send this to five of your blogger friends to show your appreciation!

Christmas Tag and Thank you for Blogging award!

Christmas Tag

I was so excited to find out that I had been given this very special Christmas tag today by Willa of Smart Mommy . It was so thoughtful of her to remember me and I appreciate it so much, from the bottom of my heart thank you again Sis! You brighten up my day your so sweet sis thank you smooch =)

Thank you for blogging award!

And to my dear friend Chris of The Mommy Journey. Thank you so much for handing me the thank you for blogging award I really do appreciate it, your so sweet and thoughtful , I'm so grateful to have you as my friend!
Now I'd like to pass this award to Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts, Willa of Smart Mommy, Shydub of Simple Happy Life, All about Elizabeth, Seiko of Seiko's Diary and Lulu of Bitz and Pieces of My Life.

Have a blessed weekend to all !!

Our Christmas tree ..

I have and will always LOVE Christmas, it is a special holiday that will always be special to me. One of my favorite things about Christmas is putting up our 170cm Christmas tree and putting the ornaments and tinsel on the tree is such a huge thing for me, its like "wow I can really feel the spirit of Christmas here". Yesterday while looking at these lights and ornaments on our Christmas tree and whenever I heard a Christmas songs, all the childhood Christmas memories just come rushing.. I can tell you that it bring tears in my eyes.

When I was a kid, Christmas was memorable for it meant gifts from ninong and ninangs, new clothes and shoes, caroling , sibang gabi and the delicious food during Christmas. It was fun and precious memories to cherish. Spending Christmas with my whole family is one of the wonderful blessing I had. I wish we can spend Christmas season in the Philippines, but I think that's impossible for now.. hay!!!

Mommy Moments -Talented kids

mommy moments

Hello everyone its been a long day for me but I feel so grateful that I finished all my household duty for today. Anyway! Welcome to Mommy Moments. For this week's theme is all about our Talented Kids!

Every kids has a talent and it is up to us parents how to encourage our kids and give them confidence.

Rio aka Hanna Montana

My eldest Keina, loves to draw and one of her dream is to become a fashion designer.. Keina was five years old when she had her first art recognition award. Her drawing was posted in Ichiyama mall here in Kofu Yamanashi .

The future fashion designer!

art recognition award.


Kei got her silver ribbon recognition in school last year.

Join us here in Mommy Moments. Happy weekend =)

food trip Friday- Pork-chop with melted cheese.

Hi everyone and welcome to Food trip Friday. My FTF for this week is pork-chop with melted cheese. I got busy phoning my husband yesterday and I forgot to add the apple sauce. So my poor pork-chop was hard as in hard enough to chew grr! I did the usual flipping the pork-chops in the oven but It kept me wondering if I could cut them open and put the cheese and apple sauce in. As usual err, forgetful na ang lola nyo lol ( ulyanin ehehe) I put the cheese on but I forgot to add the apple sauce grr! That's why instead of pork-chop with apple sauce and melted cheese naging pork-chop and melted cheese nalang ehehe...

Pork-chop with melted cheese.

Join us here in Food trip Friday. Happy weekend.

Girls talk-birth talk!

I was born on a cold, evening of February 7 in Manila, Philippines. My mom told me that when she had me she was like "What the heck did I get myself into this, didn't I learn my lesson the first time?" ha. Just kidding lol... But I guess she didn't she had 3 kids more after me!

Anyway! My mom had a hard time during her pregnancy. She went through for almost 24 hours of back labor, mom said that her pain stays for awhile and returns like every 30 minutes. Wow I was like a bad baby to her lol...

My name is unique ehehe.. Both my parents had a big argument about what is the right name for me? At first dad wanted me to be called as Levi (as in levi's jeans) and of course my mom didn't permitted that name (thanks mom) lol... Until the nurse asked them both about their names, my dad is Jackie and my mom is Cristy so that same day the nurse started to call me Jacris. She got the Ja from Jackie and Cris from Cristy ehehe... I love my name but my name and my father's name are so similar that we were always getting confused- who was Mom hollering for? I am Jac and my dad's nickname is Jack too. I remember one of my friends knocked on ours house door and asked my dad " Hi Tito, can I talk to lady Jac" ehehe... Miss you dad =)

Base on my Chinese Sign Element. I am a Earth Sheep: 1 Feb 1919 to 19 Feb 1920 to 28 Jan 1979 to 15 Feb 1980. The Earth Sheep is traditional, autonomous, motivated by diligence, anxious and hopeful.

Those of you born under the influence of the Chinese Astrology Element of Earth are wise, serene and prudent, firmly rooted in your morals, ethics and responsibilities. Led by logic rather than emotion, you seek to plan your life as far out in advance as possible, to expect the unexpected and control your destiny down to the last detail. Your disciplined reserve -- which can come across as true grace if you work it right -- garners you respect and admiration. You're so bound by logic and dependent upon controlling your situation that you have a fear of the unknown. Consequently, you question your instincts, distrusting even your most cherished dreams and seeing your whims as frivolous distractions. Don't be a stick in the mud, Earth Signs; share your wisdom and your peace of mind with a needy world.

Pixel Bug Weekend - My dad.

My father is currently in the hospital because of mild chest pain he had last week. He has been in the hospital for three days now, and will be for probably another week. He had a BP of 175/120. And blood tests show he has a high cholesterol too. For some reason I choose this photo as my pixel bug entry for this week.

My dad...

Get well soon dad! I hope you learn to maintain your diet without breaking it! I love you dad!!!

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get well soon dad!

cholesterol Pictures, Images and Photos

My dad just had a blood test today his cholesterol level is 8.1. I've heard that it is reasonably high. Other than that he has another health issues, he had a BP of 175/120. Oh my gosh he needs a diet for both!!! My dad is in the hospital for 3 days now. Get well soon dad, I hope you learn to maintain your diet without breaking it! I love you po!!!

Mommy Moments- Chore Time

mommy moments

Thank God it's Friday and welcome to Mommy Moments! For this week our theme is all about our kids chore time and I'm so excited to share it with you!!!

Helping each other to clean up the toys

Wow,I'm impress! She washed the whole dishes without any help from me! Proud of her..Wink!

She loves to clean up her room using this vacuum cleaner..

This is funny. I told her to clean up your toys! instead of picking up all the toys she suddenly grabbed the vacuum cleaner and she told me that it's much easier if she will use the vacuum to clean up her toys! hummm... Smart kid..

Mommies, tell us you precious moments and join us here in Chris of Mommy Moments! Have a fun and blessed weekend everyone!!!
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