amazing QUADRUPLETS award

This QUADRUPLETS award was given to me by my friend shydub of simple happy life. I am so happy and thankful that I'm in Shy's blogroll. Oh dear a huge thanks for appreciating my blog ^o^.
Here are the simple rules . Name 7 person / things that you love, then pass this on to 7 other blogger.

The 7 persons / things I love most.

1. God almighty
2. My husband and my kids Keina and Rio
3. My Mom, Dad, Kuya John, June, Jelexie and Jama
4. Food, house, clothes
5. Old friends and New friends that I met here in blog yehey!
6. My Car
7. lucky and chu-chu the best dogs hurray!!!

I'm sharing this amazing awards to all my wonderful friends in my blogroll list, you better grab this award guys, congratulation ^o^.

Sorry for mentioning more than seven, Sometimes we need to break the rules hihihi...

three bay b chicks

The simple things and the big things. it all counts!

Kids enjoy simple things done together such as watching movies , reading time and playing at the park together. The simple things and the big things all count, no effort really too big or too small as long as there's a quality time with your kids and let them feel how much you love them and you care for them is already a gift that every children should have. You'll be surprised what you can learn about your children in such a short time.

Hubby's favorite way to spend quality time with our kids is by playing at the park, reading story books and discovering different kinds of activities for Kei and Rio, like when we're in Tokyo we went to a making crafts for kids they both love crafts like wood craft because it so authentic, they enjoy decorating and adding some paint, stickers and glitters.

This picture frame was made by my eldest daughter Kei, this is the first wood craft she ever made.

momma wannabe

smart blogger award

I was so excited to find that I had been given this very special award today by Willa of Smart Mommy. I was very surprise and honored at the same time to be awarded as one of the SMART BLOGGER wow... A huge thanks to Willa for including me in your Smart Blogger award.

Now it is my honor to pass this award to five smart blogger who inspired me with great parenting ideas and for teaching me how to improve my blogging career ^p^ .

1. shydub of simple happy life: Simple mom.
2. Jade of Life of Filipina Blogger: Loaded with great ideas.
3. The Happy Mom : cool parenting style.
4. Andrea of No Time for Haircut : Smart mom.
5.Ramintessah of Her Saccharine : Artistic.

A few simple rules that needs to follow ^p^

* Link the one who gave this award and let them know you posted it.
* Pass this to as many Smart Bloggers as you can think and make sure to write something about them, like what makes you think they are Smart.
* Let them know they have an award.

Have fun...


Mommy Moments- Summer outing

mommy moments

Mommy moments new theme is all about summer outing, good thing because summer time is right around the corner actually, hubby and I can't wait for this season to start. Now in the Philippines summer is officially begun and I miss those days in Manila, because we had this so called" family tradition" its like spending at least two to three days at the beach resorts with a nice and comfy cottages oh you will definitely love to stay...
Here in Japan we are there whenever the children says like "We want to go to Disneyland or to the pool". We want our summer outing full of fun for Kei and Rio. OK guys! I am so excited to share our FUN~FUN SUMMER last year. This are the pictures!

We went at Risonare Hotel,Kobuchizawa here in Yamanashin-ken . We had so much fun and my kids love this place.


And here we went at Sanrio Land in Tokyo. My kids adore hello kitty so much and they really love what hello kitty has like clothes, stuff toys, hair ribbons etc...

We watched a short play and it was very impressing, they did a great job.

Looking forward that we will have a fun and safe family getaway this coming summer.

No Time For Haircut

piano recital of Kei and Rio 3/26/09

My friend Rica san with her kids {Shion & Kannon chang}

Yesterday, we headed out to the Aioi piano recital and it was great. I am so proud of my two girls after a month of memorizing their piece and all the hard work is all worth it. The recital was made up of all the student of teacher Suzuki who done an awesome job teaching our kids.

This video I took was from my digital camera,I also took some of Kei and Rio's video in my video cam but sad to say I don't know how to upload it here.



I got another special tag-awards by Willa of fickleminded. Thank you for handing me this exclusive Mom/wife award.

Simple rules that needs to follow.
1. Link with the person who tagged you.
2. Copy above images.
3. Post this on any or all of your Blog/s.
4. Answer the two-part questionnaire following these Rules. (Feel free to elaborate your answers. For questions 8 - 14, post only the one (1) which you believe best describes your choice.)
5. Share this with at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll.
6. Come back to Living A' La Mode (DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK PLEASE.) and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.

Master List:
1 A Sweet Taste Of Life
2 Living A' La Mode
3 Life with Style
4 My Life In This Wonderful World
5 Eds Mommy Life
6 Sweet Nothings
7 fickleminded
8 Mom's Special Diary {Lily and Chuchang}

Enjoy ^o^

Parenting Style:
1. Do you exercise full or minimal control over your child's / children behavior?My eldest is seven and my youngest is five. I would say yes, I have a full control over my kids because it is necessary.
2. Do you expect your child / children to obey 100% or let her / him / them do what pleases her / him / them?It depends on the situation. I have a few rules inside our house, I believe as a parent the rules exist to protect the safety of our children for them to understand the meaning of being respectful and obedient . But I don't think that children can obey their parents 100% because sometimes kids break rules.
3. Do you welcome discussion or you simply set rules?It all depends on what kind of discussion we had. rules is important and yes I set rules.
4. Do you reprimand?Yes! I believe that kids need discipline and boundaries in their lives to know the difference between right and wrong and to know the consequences of their own actions.
5. Do you use spanking for punishment?I did, but after I saw a stripe marks on her arm. I feel really bad about that so. I don't believe spanking is the way to discipline our children.
6. Do you use some kind of a reward System for motivation? Always.
7. Do you enjoy being a Parent?Yes. I can't Imagine my life not being a mom.
8. Are you a hands-on Parent or do you have a full-time Nanny?Hands -on.
9. At what age would you let your child make simple decisions for himself / herself?Now that my eldest is in grade two. I let her decide like what to ware as simple as that but of course I always guide her in every decision she make.
10.Do you and your Husband have the same Parenting Style?I'm the paranoid one and my hubby is a cool dad. I guess we have a balance parenting style.

Wife Style:
7. How long have you been married?Seven and a haft years .
8. How do you feel about being a Wife? Fulfilling .
9. What has been your typical sleeping attire since you got married? Pajama.
10. How do you show how appreciative you are to your Husband?I say thank you with a huge- hug then I ask him for a date. Sometimes I write a simple note for him.
11. What do you do when your Husband annoys you?I just stop and take a second and I always make sure I give him a smile and tell him how much I love him even if he is annoying sometimes ....
12. You are buying or planning to buy your first house as Husband and Wife.Hubby inherited a house from his parents but as of now we love the city wherein so probably in the next 5 to 10 years we will move there .
13. How does your house look like at the end of the day when Hubby gets home?Clean with relaxing atmosphere.
14. How do you feel about running a household?I feel fully accomplish after a long and busy day cleaning and preparing all the stuff for my family, oh it feels like heaven.
15. What is the sweetest gift you have given your Husband so far? My all.....

It's time to give this tag/awards to Shydub.Simple Happy life , Seiko's Diary. If you are in my blogroll. Consider yourself a tag...

have fun ^o^.



traffic enforcers where are you?

What are they thinking? Look closer and you will see this vehicles parked in the middle of the road OMG. When I saw this picture, I was shock! My gosh, I keep asking myself if the government {Land Transportation Office} doing their jobs to eliminate the traffic or are they blind? Hello. They should do something to ease these traffic congestion in the whole country. All we need is actual and strict implementation of traffic rules and conscientious leadership of traffic enforcers. That's real wishful thinking you know. But I guess more discipline to all the motorist is important. Remember!! No matter who you are, you should follow the rules and the traffic laws.


awards and tag

In this past few weeks, I've already been given a very special awards and tags from my fellow mom-bloggers. I appreciate it very much, considering that sometimes I feel how neglected my poor blog has been few months ago. Well, I hope to keep up my blog post in regular basis now that this awards give me a boost to keep me enjoying the things I love which is writing. This is my simple ways to say thank you for thinking of me and for handing me this tags and awards. To all my blog-mates, again thank you =).


friendly blogger award

Another sweet award from smart-mommy. I am so grateful to receive this friendly blogger award I really really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. To all my readers you might want to check her blog smart-mommy and fickleminded. you will definitely adore her as a mom. Dear thank you for your friendship =)

This tag comes with a simple rules.

1. Take your latest picture.

2. Take your picture as natural as possible.
3. Post your picture on your blog.
4. Post the rules.
5. Tag 10 people to do the same as above

Ok this is it!! I want share this award/tag to my 10 fabulous friends, so you better grab your cameras now. Can't wait to see your new pix.

1. Seiko- Seiko
2. Shy- Simple Happy Life
3. Jade- Pinay Jade
4.Tessah- Ramintessahsworld
5.Little Bites of Heaven- Little Bites of Heaven
6.three Bay B Chicks- Three bay B chicks
7.Mommy wannabe- Momma wannabe
8.KeiRio- There's nothin like a mama-hug
10. Maricris- Zen Ventures


a way to laugh

Last week hubby bought me my dream digital camera, a sony {DSC-T700} woohoo. What I like about this camera is you can carry your entire photo collection wherever you go with the pocket-sized, 10.1-megapixel DSC-T700 Cyber-shot digital camera. Frame, review and share your photos on the dazzling, 3.5" touch screen LCD. Boasting 4GB of internal memory, you can also store up to 950 high-resolution or 40,000 VGA-sized images. Equipped with Face Detection technology that automatically adjusts exposure and color to make faces look their best and Smile Shutter mode that instantly recognizes a smile, it's easy to preserve the perfect moment. You'll also be able to make the most of your photo opportunities with features such as Optical Steady Shot image stabilization, Anti-blink function and in-camera retouching tools. Kei and Rio also love this camera because when their imagination runs wild they love to use this creative painting tools.

What is this new digi cam is all about? Take a look at it!!

My sister after she help me folded the clothes...


Our Family Legacy!

Five days ago my mom had to be rushed to the hospital for a severe asthma attack her doctor gave her presidonze which is steroid and some antibiotic medicine to prevent infections in her throat and lungs. I was so scared because last year my grandma passed away because of asthma attack and until now we are still in stage of mourning and it is hard for us especially for my mom she told me how difficult it is to live without a mother. I love my mom so much and I can't imagine my life without her =( .
Today I finished all the household duties that means it's my time to surf in the internet to find out more about this symptoms and I was wondering if is it true that asthma is hereditary? And this is what I found out. One of the site I visited it tells us that YES unfortunately it is hereditary and sad to say there is no cure is found yet but the diseases can be controlled in most patients with good medical care and we have a 30% chance if one parent has it and 70% if both parents has it. My gosh that is so alarming because both hubby and I had a same asthma attack before. I remember when I was a child, I used to be suffered by a series of mild asthma attacked. I just had a breathlessness and wheezing during an asthma attack. If you have anything to share about this disease. I am very glad to hear it from you. Thanks in advance =)



It's 4:00 in a morning and I can't hardly sleep since yesterday, and it feels like my eyes is swelling. Every time I look at the mirror and seeing the bags under my eye and my nose- my nose, I feel its getting bigger already.... Oh sleep please visit me tonight! I miss you =)



I 'm in fickleminded bloggers list and happy to have this tag "friendship." It is nice to think that there is someone miles away who actually cares even if they haven't met you in person. I am so touch. And now this is my simple ways to say thank you to my new friends who inspired me and for sharing your knowledge to me about blogging so its my time to share this linky love to jade, seiko and ramintessahsworld.


I tag you

People this is it!!! Another tag by my friend Shydub, Simple Happy Life.
she is so sweet. Thank you dear you made my day =).

Rules: The answers to the questions below must be based on "at this current moment."

1. Where is your cellphone - inside my purse, oh I forgot to charge it "battery empty."
2. Your hair - long black brittle hair... Well actually needs to rebound it.
3. Your father - I call him my best friend, my dad is a "workaholic". Even though he's left leg is suffering from arthritis he can still manage to drive a cab honestly I am proud of him.
4. Your favorite thing - kitchen utensils, I love to cook my specialties pasta.
5. Your dream last night - I can't remember.
6. Your favorite drink - latte and Ice milk tea.
7. Your dream goal - as of this moment I want to prove something I want to learn how to sew and put up my own business.
8. The room you are in - living room with my kids watching Hanna Montana.
9. Your fear - to live without my family.
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - living my life the way I want to be with my family, a successful business woman.
11. Muffins -butternut squash.
12. One of your wish list items - a 50inch plasma TV.
13. Where you grew up - Taguig metro manila Philippines.
14. The last thing you did - cleaned the bathtub.
15. What are you wearing - pajama.
16. Your TV - the most busiest thing here.
17. Your pets- lucky, the best dog I've ever known.
18. Your computer- color white loaded with pictures of Kei and Rio.
19. Your life - God and my family.
20. Your mood - oh, relax.
21. Missing someone - yah! friends and my grandma who passed away last year =(.
22. Your car - mazda color blue.
23. Favorite store - loc town, when we're in Tokyo Odakyu mall.
24. Your summer - fun~fun~
25. Your favorite color - light colors particularly pink.
26. When was the last time you laughed - watching youtube's " model falls on runway."
27. When was the last time you cried - when hubby surprised me tears of joy.
28. Last person who emailed you - Jade
29. Your favorite food - pasta.
30. A place you would rather be right now - London

I am tagging seiko and Her Saccharine ...


Uber Amazing Blog

award Pictures, Images and Photos

I would like to share this linky luv to the five {super} Uber Amazing blog :

Simple Happy Life . Shy is a mom blogger and a new friend. Her blog is one of my favorite mom- blog, I like her because of her simplicity. Best said by her. Every family has their own brand of simplicity or complexity. It is True!!

Zen Ventures . This is a personal favorite I adore her =) lots of different topics and fun post. She is one of the extraordinary mom bloggers who balances work, family and blogging. Wow

Her Saccharine. She is so creative and I love her craft awesome.

Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha. Her blog design is simple with great photos.

Fickleminded. She puts it all out there.

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:

~ inspires you

~ makes you smile and laugh

~ or maybe gives amazing information

~ a great read

~ has an amazing design

~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:

* Click the badge and get the code then put the logo on your blog sidebar or post.

* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing and let them know.

* Share the love and link to this this post and to the person you received your award from.


feels like heaven


When I woke up this morning, I was still buzzing from the breakfast "date" I had with hubby last Friday. We feasted on mentaiko spaghetti , seafood fettuccine and for dessert we had a thick slices of cheese cake . The setting, the garden outside the Kanaria restaurant here in kofu.
We talk about our future plans for our daughters, plans this coming school vacation etc. But I am so surprised when my husband suddenly tells me how much he loves me and he is thankful that I am the mother of his children and that I am the best thing that has ever happened to him. I felt his words fill me up from the tips of my toes to the top of my head until now wow it feels like heaven.

Mama Wannabe

thank God I found you

It takes haft our life to find a true friends and knowing a friend like Seiko made me happy in a million ways. Thank you to my friend Seiko. I really appreciate the love and friendship we have. Distance never separates the heart that really cares, though we may not spend so much time together you are always in my thoughts. I love you and I am grateful to know a friend like you.... kisses

three bay b chicks

One Sweet Wednesday

Cups mixed with two different flavors

My girls and I had a sweet bonding time last Wednesday, after I fetch my kid's from school we went to Baskin 31 Robbins for ice cream . My kid's favorite activities are to go to the mall for a walk, followed by a trip to the grocery store and go for ice cream. 

too conscious

For the past few weeks I've been getting a really hard time I can't sleep at all. Too bad because my hay fever is throughout the spring season and it makes me feel miserable. I know that there's no way to avoid this seasonal allergy =(. Since the pollen is everywhere and I can't escape it and neither can the millions of people suffer during this season like I do.

I feel a little self-conscious wearing a mask all the time.

When I first came to Japan, I was really shock seeing people at the train station wearing a surgical mask, my gosh, it freaks me out lol, but hubby explained it to me he said that the main reason why the Japanese wearing a surgical mask are to keep others from getting sick, to keep yourself from getting sick, and to avoid inhaling too much pollen.

All the Japanese markets-drugstore sell a variety of surgical mask with awesome style and art designs like this one ( Hello Kitty). I think it is a good manner to wear a surgical mask in public if you are sick, maybe in some countries like in the Philippines is too embarrassing but here in Japan it is necessary. This mask is also know as a fashion statement for kids and teens here in Japan =)

Little Bites of Heaven


First Commenter Club

Its time to give our wonderful ways to say our thank you. First and for most to all the strangers, friends and families who reads and frequently dropping their sweet comments to our blogs. Secondly to my fellow bloggers that I consider my new friends who inspires me to be a good blogger. Thank you so much guys <3
I joined the First Comment Club of Mariuca's when I visited shydub's blog simple happy life. If you want to be part of FCC visit Mariuca .
Now I can give linky wee =) to my first commenter, this is the chance to make new friends. * smile* ...

Here are the rules:

1. Your blog gives away FREE linky love to your FIRST COMMENTER.

* It doesn't matter how many times in a month you have FC linky love posts at your blog but do take note that the tendency of other bloggers visiting you (to win the linky love you are giving away) increases with the number of FC linky love posts you write.

2. Display the FC button and blogroll in your sidebar.

* Once they have finalized the FC Club member list, just come back to maurica's place and get your code for the complete blogroll of Members.

3. They are looking for 100 blogs only so HURRY!

* For now, the membership drive is open to the first 100 blogs that qualify. All types of blogs are welcomed to join the FC Club, but they draw the line at blogs that are pornographic in nature. Hurry time is limited and the seat is almost full.

Thank you Pictures, Images and Photos


I got tag by simple happy life thank you shy. It is You shouldn't meme. At first I have no idea
about meme. until I read what shy posted. Here's my 7 facts.

The Rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks on yours.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger

♥ My 7 facts / about me lol
1. I love to clean and clean and clean....... I'm driving hubby nuts but I cannot relax if something isn't done. Are most people like me or do I have a problem?
2. Coffee Addict particularly latte, I love Starbucks I think I can't live without coffee.
3. I love reading books and magazine...
4. I like to cook especially now proud to say I can cook Japanese food already.
5. Desperate to be a good sewer.
6. Still playing barbie doll LOL with my kiddos, I think its fun spending at least 30 minutes of my time playing with my kids.
7. Blattodephobia. Fear of cockroach. Why? Because it is scary and yucky I really hate it ...

♥My 7 unspectacular quirks and twists.
1. There are times I hurt the people I love because of the words I said. Bad =(
2. I hate strict schedules.
3. I Love this street foods like isaw and kwek-kwek LOL. Only in the Philippines =)
4. Short temper.
5. I just broke my cellphone out of anger.
6. I am Over protective with my kids.
7 . Sometimes I acted stupid!

Friends to tag: fickleminded, Seiko, Maricris, Ramintessah , Mom2bradley
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