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Added spin on sin!

The world has become more complex since the 6th century, so naturally, the Catholic Church has looked into updating its list of mortal sins. Traditionally, the list of seven deadly sins include lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. However, latter day "social" sins have been added to keep pace with age of technology and globalization.

1. " Bioethical " violation such as birth control.
2. " Morally dubious " experiment such as stem cell research.
3. Drug abuse .
4. Polluting the environment.
5. Contributing to widening the divide between rich and poor.
6. Excessive wealth.
7. Creating poverty .


What kind of woman I am

You are lovely and caring. You help others and spread out a lot of sympathy. Your life aim maybe is to serve the people. But your weakness is that you forget about yourself, your own needs. All your time is hold back for your friends and family. You are always there for people in trouble. Ready for any emergency. You make a lot of sacrifices just to be a good human. But every woman has her needs, her longings and a destiny. Don't loose yourself in work or curing other people's souls. You will have your own problems in your life. Another problem is that you don't say your opinion when it's right and important to say it. People trample onto your soul if you are always so kind and lovely and helpful. They will play on you. Though you should try to relax more and enjoy your life, you should not loose the gift that was given to you to help others . Not everyone is created this way... Unique and rare!


Happiness Award

I have receive the award today from Chris of Mommy Journey who has kindly presented the Happiness Award to me. Again Chris, thank you so much for including me among your list. I truly appreciate it..

So along with the award there are some rules. I have to link her blog to me and I have done that above. Next I am to list 10 things that make me happy.

1. My relationship with God. He is the source of my strength. Praying and staying close to him is my happiness.
2. My husband.
3. My two adorable, sweet and loving daughter.
4. Friends. Old and new friends.
5. Good health.
6. Seeing the beauty of nature.
7. Having a simple and peaceful life.
8. Blogging.
9. Clean house.
10. My kids are doing well in school.

I would like to share this Award to :
Willa of Smart Mommy
Shy of Simple Happy Life
Seiko of Seikos diary
Rossel of Topics On Earth
Bambie of Azumi.

Enjoy your weekend ♥

Food Trip Friday- Siopao/Nikuman

Happy weekend everyone welcome to Food trip Friday. Here's my food =)

Nikuman (Steamed Buns)

Siopao is a popular food in the Philippines, it does not require utensils to eat. Here in Japan, Nikuman derived from NIKU means meat Man from manju is a Japanese food made from flour dough.
Nikuman is also popular here in Japan and often sold as street food from about August or September, through the winter months until roughly the beginning of April.

Join us here in Food trip Friday!!

Mommy Moments-Welcoming a New Sibling.

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Welcoming a New Sibling is the new theme for today here in Mommy Moments.

I was pregnant with my second child and my eldest daughter was one an a haft year old that time. I knew that things will change simply because she had no idea how much or" little " this whole thing will impact in her life, or what adding a baby to our house really means. At first, hubby and I was so worried that she will probably get jealous if I need to focus on her newborn sister. We all know that dealing with jealousy is not an easy one.
Before Rio was born I knew that Kei was prepared and excited that she'll be the big sister in the family. I try my best to get her involved in my prenatal appointments, she was there during my ultrasounds and fetal doppler session all the time.

I gave my eldest daughter important jobs when her lil sister was born and I made her feel that she had an important role in the family.

lil chat with baby Rio
Rio is so blesses to have a sweet and loving sister like Kei.

Join us here in Mommy Moments. Happy weekend!!

early birthday present!!

Although I don't turn another year older until 2 weeks guys but I got an early birthday present from my sister yesterday yay. Again to my dearest sister Lexie, thank you for the gift. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness towards me. I'm impress ha! You know exactly what bag I'm going to wear this coming month. hay grabe. Now I'm getting more excited. For sure we're going to have some fun in Tokyo next month... I love you sis :)

Eminent Eights.

Thank you so much to Rossel of Topics on Earth, Enchie of Sweet Nothings and Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts for giving me this Lucky Chinese Tag.

♥ 8 TV Shows We Like to Watch ♥
Hanna Montana
♡ Disney Channel Shows
♡ Grey's Anatomy
♡ 24
♡ Ugly Betty
♡ Ghost Whisperer
♡ The Filipino Channel
Precious Pretty (Japanese Anime)

8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink
♡ Coco's Family Restaurant
♡ Starbucks
♡ Kappa Sushi Restaurant
♡ Bikkuri Donkey
♡ Jojoen Yakiniku Restaurant
♡ Miyako Ichi Ramen House
♡ Mcdonald's
Moose Burger

8 Things I Look Forward To
Family Reunion.
♡ To improve my English and Japanese grammar and spelling skills. I love to go to school again for a "short" college course.
♡ New Family adventures.
♡ Sports for my kids this coming summer and I want to help them choose whichever sports they desire.
I hope that we will spend our Summer Vacation in the Philippines.
♡ More bonding time with my kids.
♡ Secret
♡ Secret... I mention a lot already and I guess the two remaining spots are private. I choose not to mention it anymore,sorry :)

8 Things that Happened Yesterday
I woke up early to prepared my kids for school
I cooked breakfast "Pancakes and hot chocolate"
I went straight to bathroom for my morning routine.
I cooked lunch for Hubby.
I do my usual house routine. Laundry,vacuuming and dusting
I surf the net for 3 hours
I fetch Rio from school
I cooked dinner for my family.

8 Things I Love about Winter
The magical feeling of seeing the snow.
Christmas and New year.
The white mountains for skiing open.
I love drinking coffee or hot cocoa on a cold morning.
The smells of fresh and clean air.
Blanket rolled out while watching a DVD
♡ Stylish mufflers and winter clothes
Food,food~food like Ozoni with mochi every morning..

8 Things I Am Passionate about
♡ My kids Health and I make sure that I can feed them nutritious food everyday.
♡ My Kids future.
♡ Seeing my kids clean~happy and healthy.
♡ Bonding time with my family.
♡ Watching movies together.
♡ Blogging.
♡ Driving.
Enjoying each day of my life with my family and friend.

8 Words/Phrases I Often Use
♡ Ohayo ( Good Morning)
♡ O shokoji wo nani ni shimasuka? ( What do you want to eat)
♡ I love you Kei, Rio.
♡ Dame ( No)
♡ Ofuro jikan yo ( Bath time)
♡ Katasuke ( Clean up your room)
♡ Bedtime KeiRio. shukudai wa daijobu ka? ( It's time to go to bed. Are you done with your assignments?)
Big hug!!!

8 Things I Learn from the Past
♡ Never take anything for granted.
♡ Some friends are meant to stay and some are not.
♡ Family checkup every 3 months.
♡ Save more money and spend less.
♡ Eat healthy food.
♡ Drink Juice, Milk or Water everyday morning and before going to bed.
♡ Exercise for 5 to 10 minutes a day.
sleep early.

8 Blog Friends We Want to Tag
Rose's Obstacles and Glories
Andrea of Memories As A Mom
Imelda of My Daily Business
Lara Angelikka
Czacza of My art matters
Angela of Anything goes inside my World
My Life and My Journey Online

Enjoy :)

food trip Friday-Pizza

Potato mayo kids pizza (potato with mayonnaise pizza)

I would like to introduce the concept of Japanese style pizza from Chicago the (potato with mayonnaise pizza) . This is not exactly like the pizza back home but this pizza taste so good...

Please visit Food trip Friday to join..Have a great weekend everyone,God bless!!

Mommy Moments- My kids new favorite.

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Another fun theme to share here in Mommy Moments. and for today's MM theme is all about our kids new favorite.

Here's Kei and Rio

with their new favorite camera pose.


My kids new collections from hello kitty and Rirakuma.

Rio's favorite stuff from Rirakuma

Kei's favorite mugs from Sanrio.


Heelys shoes is Kei's new favorite shoes. I think this shoes are the coolest shoes I've ever seen.

Heelys shoes.

Strawberry cheesecakes from coco's is Kei's new favorite cake.

This one is from Chateraise. Rio's all time favorite cake.

For more MM stories visit Chris of Mommy Moments have fun :D

mom and her tight belt

As children gets older. Clothes, toys, school supplies etc cost more. Nearly everything kids do become more expensive as they grow older.
Some people may have the best jobs in their field but others don't. If your "unlucky" as they said. You didn't get paid enough even though you work harder. It seems like "sometimes" it's not fair. As a parents. Hubby and I started tightening our belts as hard as possible since our business got badly because of the crisis. Oh well, we can't blame other people for our own misfortunes right. All we have to do and I think the best thing we should consider first is to save more penny than over expend it.In short SAVE more SPEND less..
My Daughter, Kei
is old enough to understand when I say " make and stick with the budget ", like in the grocery store. Kei is the one who holds the shopping list and she really knows what to do but usually, I help her scan the shelves in the store. While looking at her (kei) I am so amazed, she is a smart kid. Our ordinary shopping day usually turn into a fun searching game and we all Love it!!!
All we want as a parents that our children realize how important to save money. I always told my daughter Kei
and Rio that even though we have to tighten our budget, we will be fine and not to worry about. My Daughter, Kei and I have a pretty good routine when it comes to shopping, but about our baby Rio. Oh well I need to remind her first before we left the house that she can't buy some stuff she likes. " But on that particular day, she really wanted to buy that certain stuff, and after several minutes of listening of her please. I finally said that we don't have much money to buy that and I already bought you the same item lasts year! Mom, she said thoughtfully "YOU COULD PAY FOR THAT DOLL WITH YOUR BLUE CARD. THE ONE YOU USED IN THE GROCERY STORE... Rio may not be able to understand money, but she certainly understand " the magic blue card". I want to show her that she can't always have what she want. Well about that stuff she liked, it was a Barbie doll with a long white gown.


My first embarrassing memorable driving experience was here in Japan six years ago. During that time, I really hated myself for the embarrassment I had and for bringing a terrible fear to my child. I was a bad mom... Here's my story goes!!
A close friend of mine invited me to come over to attend the weekly bible study, I was pregnant then and I really wanted to go. I was too excited and I didn't realized that I'm approaching the wrong side of the road.( sana pala hindi na lang ako nag short cut, nag marunong kasi ako) Anyway! I made a left turn somewhere here in our city, I didn't realize that it is a one way road, suddenly out of nowhere came the gasp of air breaks. I slammed on the breaks and came bumper to bumper traffic. I was lucky then that I didn't hit those teenager students riding on their bikes... I look up on exasperated, reddening face of the driver in front of me who shot me a withering look. That moment I felt like the earth will eat me na.
I was so worry then and ask myself what might my future will bring after this? Are they going to sue me for the left turn I had? Or are they going to punch me in my eye lol? I was so confused, scared and distracted. The only thing I remember was, I opened my car window and telling each one of them that how sorry I am. I was lucky then that an old lady was their and she gave her permission to use that space to park my car. She was so kind to me talaga. She told me that I can use that space for a U turn. I got home safe but I felt so bad that I didn't kept my promise to a friend. I promised my husband that I will not and never-ever get into the same trouble again. NEVER!!

What happened if you bumped someone's car accidentally? What comes first in your mind?

But Months later!! I had my second and last worst driving accident ever. I thought that I will not doing the same trouble again in a million years. But I was wrong! I did it again.( Oh life)..

I was seven months pregnant that time ( bad year ata for me lol!) . When I bumped a small white car in that parking lot. I accidentally hit her car while searching for a vacant lot to park my car. How does it happen ba? Well,
I woke up that morning feeling so bored. So I decided to take my daughter for a date, not just a date but a fun date for both of us . From our place, it only takes 15 to 20 minutes by foot to reach that zoo park. But instead of walking, I preferred to use my car because its more convenient and hindi ka pa pagod ka lalakad lol. I was excited as in super excited... I brought our picnic blankets and some of my daughter's stuff too because for sure we will spend the whole afternoon at the zoo. I prepared tuna sandwich, fruits and juice. But I didn't expected that something worst will happened pala. I just bumped on someone's car lang naman, Omg I am so scared but I was lucky then that she and her kid are safe. As I'm trying so hard to get back on my foot and calm myself. I suddenly notice she took her phone right after I bumped her car. Of course I was so scared and praying for a miracle to happen. As I saw her walking- approaching me. I felt so scared talaga. I thought she will pull my throat out grabe!!!. But I was wrong, I was surprised that she's nice to me, she started to ask me how I feel and hows my tummy etc...I cried and feeling sorry for the mess I've done.. After 5 minutes her father was there na. He is also polite and nice to me after all the trouble I've done.
Then I started to called my husband to confess the trouble I had then a few minutes later, I passed my phone to her father to talked and settle the damage I've done! Lucky then that they had a nice conversation and from there back to normal na !! Buti na lang at may car insurance!!!

After all the experience I had all I can say is I can call myself a pro already. I had my license with me. I never involve in any accident na thank God! Next year I'm hoping that my license will turn into gold.. Naku I hope talaga!!

Mommy Moments- Newborn days!

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I loved my kids when they were in the womb, but I loved them even more when they were born.
Having a baby is absolutely a miracle!! I fell in love with my daughter the minute I knew I was pregnant, I already felt like I had a huge bond with her before she was born. I loved my pregnancy and I had a great experience during that time. I may not be physically and mentally prepared but once you feel that your baby is started kicking your tummy, wow that makes a your pregnancy really special.


I had my first child eight years ago. I remember how painful the labor and cesarean birth was but I felt all the pain was gone the minute the nurse handed my daughter to me. It's was like a magical feeling the moment I saw her I knew it was true love at first sight.
I'm completely new to the whole parenting idea and I experience a lot of overwhelming task, worried and stress and I realized that once you become a parent you will never sleep the same again.


Two years later I had my second child. I'm so blessed that I was emotionally and physically prepared. I breastfeed her for almost 1 year which I didn't with my first. I gave up on breastfeeding my eldest daughter "way" too easily and I felt bad about it. I learned that Breastfeeding is so much easier, better and good for her health than any other formula milk.

~First Hug~

Kei was only 2 years old when her little sister Rio was born, and at first I was really worried how things will work for her. But I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. She's a great big sister and loves helping me out taking good care of her baby sister. She did a great job and I'm so proud of her!!

Visit Mommy Moments for more mommy moments stories!! Have a great weekend :D

food trip Friday-Soba


Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. It is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup. Moreover, it is common in Japan to refer to any thin noodle as soba in contrast to udon which are thick noodles made from wheat.

Like many Japanese noodles, soba noodles are often served drained and chilled in the summer, and hot in the winter with a soy-based dashi broth. Extra toppings can be added onto both hot and cold soba. Toppings are chosen to reflect the seasons and to balance with other ingredients.
Happy weekend everyone join us here in Food trip Friday..

how I wish..


I accidentally accepted the friend suggestion request on my FB account . Oh my gosh! I wish I can delete that request na lang asap, but sad to say I can't. I wish talaga na may select ignore so that I can ignore that invitation diba grr!! Kaasar talaga:(

This is mommy!!

Kids are born to be artistic, sometimes they do things that captivates us. Like this one! Recently my kids are doing some messy things around the house. They like to play with the kitchen utensils and even their clothes. I was amaze about the result they really did a great job. My kids made this art piece using the table napkins, clothes and handkerchief. And I asked them who is she?Kei suddenly told me that its me!! She was inspired and she explained to me the details of their art work.
This is mom Kei said. How sweet!!!

food trip Friday- Birthday cake

Happy New Year food trippers, how was your new years eve? I hope you had a great time guys. Here's my first food trip Friday entry for this year!!

My sister Lexie's birthday cake!

Happy weekend folks stay safe and healthy!! Enjoy your weekend :D

Mommy Moments- My new year's list

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I miss MM and I feel sad that I wasn't able to join the Mommy Moments last week. Anyway the long and busy week is over and I'm back.. The MM theme for today is New year's List!
Usually people are getting excited about what will 2010 will bring and what we hope to accomplish in this year.Sometimes you can accomplish what you set out to and sometimes life just gets in the way. Honestly! I have a high hopes for this year and I want to start the process of getting back to something close to "normal"..

♥Keina will be in 3rd grade and she did very well in her academics for 2 consecutive years. I hope she will continue to makes us proud!!! This year Rio will be in 1st grade.
♥ Both my kids are doing well in their piano lessons. Rio will be in her 5th month in playroom for the advance learning in mathematics and writing. This year were planning to enroll them in sports either volleyball or tennis.
♥ Health is wealth. I'm looking forward to have a healthier lifestyle for my family this year. Starting with lessen the fast food chain meals.
♥ Spend more bonding time with my kids.
♥ I'm hoping that my kids would learn to speak in English properly.
♥ House renovation in the Philippines.
♥ Save more spend less.. I'm starting to save a sum of penny from our monthly family budget. I'm starting to plan things more wisely. Now I write down all our budget for the month.
♥Were planning to move in a new place this year and I hope hubby can afford to buy me a car (my dream car) this year..
♥Summer vacation in the Philippines!
♥Last year one of my goal is to learn how to sew but sad to say I didn't even had a chance to create one . Now I'm hoping again to bring my art/crafty side to the next level hahah.. I work with my little sewing kit and few weeks ago I didn't realize how fulfilling its like to create your own pattern... So I want to figure it out and do it myself. Kaya ko kaya!!!
♥ I just hope that my family is always happy, healthy and contended and I want them to feel that I'm trying my very best to make them happy.
♥And finally, I hope to enjoy life to the fullest and try to remember that never take anything for granted.

I hope you can join us here in Mommy Moments. Happy weekend!!

what is a Guardian Inspector?

Guardian Inspector

You are observant, cooperative, directive and attentive. The one word that best describes you is Super dependable. Whether at home or at work, you are extraordinarily persevering and dutiful, particularly when it comes to keeping an eye on the people and products you are responsible for. In your quiet way, you see to it that rules are followed, laws are respected, and standards are upheld.

While not directly seeking leadership positions, you are often placed in such roles. You build a reputation for reliable, stable, and consistent performance that inspires others to select you to lead. You use your past experience and your factual knowledge in your decision making. Because you usually perform your work without much flourish or fanfare, the dedication you bring to your work can go unnoticed and unappreciated.

While not as talkative as Supervisors (ESTJs), you are still highly sociable, and are likely to be involved in community service organizations, such as Sunday School, Little League, or Boy and Girl Scouting, that transmit traditional values to the young. Like all Guardians (SJ's), you hold dear your family social ceremonies-weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries - although you tend to be shy if the occasion becomes too large or too public. Generally speaking, you are not comfortable with anything that gets too fancy. Your words tend to be plain and down-to-earth, not showy or high-flown; your clothes are often simple and conservative rather than of the latest fashion; and your home and work environments are usually neat, orderly, and traditional, rather than trendy or ostentatious. As for personal property, you usually choose standard items over models loaded with features, and you often try to find classics and antiques.

Famous Inspectors include Queen Elizabeth II, Harry S Truman, Warren Buffet, and John D Rockefeller.

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welcoming 2010 :D

I'm back woohoo :D and I'm so happy that finally I'm starting to do the things that I love like watching my favorite shows on TFC ( The Filipino channel) and blogging wink! It's been a week guys and I missed a lot of things already I didn't had a chance to drop some lines on your page, I wish I had a time to read your post and I didn't post my MM and FTF meme last week.. Sad :(

OK! Where have I been? Well, my family has been celebrating the New Year's Eve with my sister in law's house . We've all gather in her house to celebrate the new year in Japanese traditional way. As always, there was a plenty of food on the table. My Mother in law made the delicious kimpira gobo, sukiyaki and ozoni. The evening was not complete without games and watching the TV specials.

I made these chicken macaroni for our dessert.

Usually the evening was not without time spent in living room pouring over photo albums. The gentlemen always got a time to watch the marathon and got in discussion in life and politics. We rounded out the evening with the live singing and dancing performance of my two pretty girls. It happens to be the star of that night :D

New Year's Eve is a time to relax and enjoy the start of a bright and promising new year. A new beginning with my family and friends. It was a great start of our year and as always. I'm looking forward to have a healthy, prosperous and happy 2010...
Happy New Year ;D
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