Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry christmas

Im here in the States for almost four years but theres no place like home. Christmas in the Philippines is still the best. To the whole world MERRY CHRISTMAS!..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blood drive

TO everybody there is a blood drive today in front of
OLD RIVER TERRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
It's in I-10 east 16102 Channelview, TX 77530.
It will start from 3PM-8PM.
So come and donate blood.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Siquijor State College

PROUD ALUMNI OF SIQUIJOR STATE COLLEGE
Siquijor State College is the only state college in the island province of Siquijor in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines. Siquijor Island is geographically located 30 kilometers East of Negros Island and 565 kilometers from Manila.

Siquijor State College, was founded by Lt. Governor Vicente Villanueva. It was then called as the Larena High School (LHS) that offered only the first and the second year levels, one section per curriculum year level with only two teachers including the principal which was under the supervision of the Negros Oriental Provincial High School (NOPHS) in Dumaguete City.
On March 3, 1995, LNVC was converted into the Siquijor State College (SSC) through the joint efforts of 'Hon. Orlando B. Fua Sr', Representative of the Lone District of Siquijor. When Dr. Tan retired December 31, 1999, Dr. Rosita T. Bidad, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) of the College was appointed by the Board of Trustees as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) until Dr. Dominador Q. Cabanganan was appointed as the second College President on August 15, 2000. He was re-appointed as College President effective August 14, 2004.
When Dr. Cabanganan retired from the service on August 14, 2008, he was bestowed by the Board of Trustees as Professor Emeritus. On August 21, 2008, a new College President was elected by the Board of Trustees in the person of Dr. Baldomero R. Martinez, Jr.
In summer 2003, a cooperative program among Siquijor State College, the Philippine Physics Society, the Silliman University Center of Development in Physics and Ateneo de Davao University Physics Department was initiated. About 20 Physics teachers participated in the program. In June 2005, a special graduation ceremony held at Siquijor State College granted the degree Master of Arts in Science Teaching (Physics) to ten of the participants and the degree Master in Teaching (Physics) to three of the participants.
A new campus is named as Siquijor State College-Lazi Campus was added in 2006.


For more infor check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siquijor_State_College

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What I miss?

What I miss? I missed my family in the Philippines specially it's Christmas.Although,Im happily married with Marlen.....I could not ask for more but being far away from your family is different.Christmas is the most holiday that I missed.Specially before christmas.Like everybody is excited because everybody is coming home to celebrate the christmas and new year.Each of us busy thinking what to cook for christmas eve and of course busy wrapping gifts for everybody.We dont ask what we want,we are just thankful what people gave us and that's a big THANK YOU.No matter how small or big it is the important is LOVE and SHARING is in the spirit of christmas.I remember the days when MAma Ge always ask us what to cook for christmas dinner and if our gifts are ready for that night.It's already a tradition that I also brought here in the US....Even a one piece of candy is already a gift for us and we are happy for that.MERRY CHRISTMAS to all...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I own this

I own this blog.

A trial brigade fumes above the load.
Now that you've added your blog, we need to make sure that you own this blog

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to remove the ALPHA ANTI VIRUS

Does SOmebody had an idea how to remove this ALPHA ANTI VIRUS.Hubby's PC had this annoying ALPHA ANTI VIRUS.It just pop out in his PC.We are trying to delete it but it still there.If somebody knows or have an idea pls share it to us.Thank you

Friday, October 23, 2009

Broken Hearts Keep on Beating

As this mother says, her pain is her pain.That's absolutely right.So often when we are in pain we want it to go away. We want GOD or somebody to fix things and take away our discomfort but in many cases there is no way to escape it and that is why we must learn to adapt to live with that knife in our chest and keep it from twisting around too much.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Pumpkin's Are Coming

The Pumpkin's are coming!..THe Old River Terrace United MEthodist Church in 1610 I-10 East channelview, TX is selling pumpkins starting October 12 to Oct. 31 from 9am - 5pm from Monday to Saturday. Lots and lots of pumpkins.So come and visit us. See you there...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Teen Found Dead in IN closet

HOUSTON -- An 18-year-old woman whose bloody body was found in a closet of her family's suburban Houston home died of a stab wound to the neck.

That's the finding of the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office in the death Thursday of Trang Van. Spokesman Dan Morgan said Monday that the woman's death has been ruled a homicide.

A statement last week from the Harris County Sheriff's Department said Van's father returned home from work late Thursday to find his daughter's body in the closet of their northwest Harris County home.

Van's friends said she recently graduated from high school.

We are praying for the VAN FAMILY. CONDOLENCE...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cute enough to save

IM surfing on the net ths morning and I seen a lot of endangered species. I pick two of them which is for me. Also I seen this in the newspaper today.This are the few species that might be considered homely or obscure and are removed from the endangered species list.I have been in to many museum but I never seen this.....
Hoover's Woolly-Star

This one they called HOOVER'S WOOLLY-STAR. No longer endangered or threatened. This california herb is a rare ugly.It was listed as threatened but was removed from the list after the biologist found more plants than were previously known and after land was set aside to protect it.Attwater's Prairie Chicken

This is the Attwater's Prairie Chicken. This bird which can look like a grouse with a goiter has seen most of its habitat along the Texas and Lousiana coast dissapear as farms and suburbs moved in. Now there are just a few dozen left and the population survives only because of human help.The bird is bred in captivity.Scientist say they fear that many species such as this will never be fully recovered.They will always need people to survive.

Call me an ignorant, yes I am !Maybe I already seen the Hoover's Woolly-Star but I did not pay attention on those or maybe some of you already seen this...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Meaning of 4th of July


Independence Day better known in modern times as the 4th of July is a grand and great holiday in the United States of America and is often a favorite of young people who especially enjoy the exciting colorful and noisy traditional fireworks. The fireworks, however, are but a symbol of the meaning behind the 4th of July celebration of independence. The meaning behind the 4th of July Independence Day holiday came about as the result of the valiant efforts and strong commitment of our American forefathers not so very long ago.

Amazing changes and events have happened since July 4, 1776, however, very important changes and dramatic events also occurred prior to July 4, 1776. Brave and restless people had uprooted their lives, left everything behind, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to come to this land where they sought freedoms and rights not available to them in their homeland. They formed settlements here and organized into various groups of towns and colonies with their own local laws and rules, while still under the authority of the King of England. The country was being born and the ideals of just how and what those freedoms would entail were ironed out through controversy and cooperative efforts of the differing opinions of the day.

The vote for the United States to become independent of Great Britain actually occurred on July 2, 1776 by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congress formally approved the document, the "Declaration of Independence" on July 4, 1776. This declaration was the final break with Great Britain and expressed the united view of all of the colonies to become independent. This act was a culmination of dramatic events in which the early Americans faced a great deal of unrest that was accompanied by heartfelt and explosive rebellious incidents in their efforts to be free from tyranny. They were not deterred as they sought to identify, solidify, and maintain the profound and precious freedoms and justices they had so yearned for that they were willing to commit their entire lives to the values that they embraced.

This was, however, just a beginning point of establishing freedom in this great land, as at that time in our history, the Revolutionary War to complete the severing of our dependence from Great Britain was yet to take place, plus the horrific practice of slavery still existed, women were not privileged to enjoy most of these independent rights, and, sadly, Native Americans were being displaced and uprooted as they lost their native homelands to the onward movement of the American settlers. Since the momentous Declaration of Independence was signed and approved, our struggles to truly bring equality and equal rights to everyone has triumphed with many victories, while movements and progress continue to this day.

Even though it seems like such a long time ago, if you put it into the perspective that using a moderate lifetime of only 60 years, those 232 years since 1776 are less than 4 lifespans away from our present 2008. As we approach another 4th of July holiday celebration it comes to mind that our American peoples from all heritages and ethnic backgrounds can truly celebrate the enormous progress that has been made over the span of these minute and short 4 lifespans of time. Our values and ideals are far too precious to become lost through the fears and struggles we are experiencing today.
American forefathers successfully worked through strife, fears, and the bullies of their time to prevail in establishing this great country. We, as recipients and inheritors of their magnificent efforts, must hold our heads up high as we express our thanks and jubilation on the 4th of July Independence Day holiday celebrations that we live in such a great country, and we should be encouraged to work together, hand in hand, to resolve our problems and differences in order to maintain the integrity and values that the great and famous document, the Declaration of Independence was founded upon.

A significant point of evidence to remind us that all these differences can be overcome is the cooperative and friendly relationship and camaraderie that the United States and Great Britain have been enjoying for many many years. Those differences were very important to early Americans and Great Britain in 1776 that many risked and lost their lives over those matters at that time in history. Today it seems strangely remote and unusual that the United States and Great Britain would be enveloped in such a great controversy, and yet it happened. There is an important lesson here that we, too, can resolve all of our differences, and as we enjoy celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day holiday with the magnificent fireworks, tasty barbecues, traditional hot dogs, fun parades and other symbolic events that mark the freedom and birth of our great country, we share a common goal and belief that all people are created equal and that this country is founded on the belief of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.
TO ALL HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!

HAppy 4th of JUly To All

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy FAther's Day

To all the FAther's in the whole world

BELATED HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

TO my dad who is in heaven

belated happy father's day!

I want you to know that

i miss you and love you.


To my husband,BELATED HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

THANK YOU FOR SUCH A GOOD FATHER

I LOVE YOU,

Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer.The first day of summer is often said to be the longest day of the year. This is because people believe that there is more sunlight on this day than on any other. It is true that the days have been getting longer and the nights shorter. The sun is higher in the sky and takes a longer path across our sky, giving us more daylight. That, combined with the more direct rays of sunshine, give us the warm summer season.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Perfume

Father;s day is past approaching.We need gifts for our dear father and to our husband.Chromma azaro is my husbands favorite cologne. It's fresh scent that will long last everyday.Even if you wash your clothes the smell is still there. I cant believe the lasting power and sillage on this.Very powerful.This cologne is not very expensive.They are very affordable.So, if you are still thinking a gift for your father or husband just check http://www.talkperfume.com/. They have many choices.

Rustic Furniture

Everybody dreams for a nice furniture at home.We just move to a new house and it's a country style.So, I would like to have a eastern rustic bed for our masters bedroom. It's nice and so simple.Hopefully made by sheesam and kikor.They are hardwood,heavy and durable. These furnishing is easy to care and will maintain their beauty with regular dusting. I seen a bed like these to my friends house.And I hope I could have one of this for our bedroom. IM hoping that http://www.scenicfurniture.com/ coulld help me make this one for our new house.Im sure this picture can give them an idea what I want.

Annoying number 201-918-3018

I have gotten many calls from this number 201-918-3018 since yesterday and today. I think for 15 times.At first I ignore it, today I answer it because I thought it's my Lola in California but nobody answer.All I hear is a noise in the street.Then this number leave a voice mail when I check it's just a noise. When I come home this afternoon I check online where this number come from it's from New Jersey.I also found out that it's not only me who experience this annoying number.Whoever you are would you please stop.IF you are a scammer or a call center or whatever stop calling. This is a nuisance call and I hope it will stop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vacation in the Philippines

After three weeks vacation in the Philippines Im back. I miss my family.I wish I could stay longer.We have a good and bad vacation. We have a big purpose why we come home last May.We are attending an ADOPTION COURT HEARING for my daughter last May 28, 2009. The bad one is during the hearing day the Judge ask our lawyer if how many times did he publish the adoption.He said he did not for the reason that the publishing company was closed and when he transfer to another publishing they will ot accept. I was pist off at that moment.W e spend thousand of dollars for this hearing and that's what we heard.What makes me mad is on that day that we arrived from US we visit our lawyer many times ask some possible question might the Judge ask on us but he never mention any! any about the publishing.What and idiot lawyer? Maybe this people thinks that "nakahiga kami sa pera dito sa US".MY husband was so dissapointed,mad etc. So the Judge told him that your reason is not void.I will RESET the case.God! we are here to get our daughter soon.For this simple publishing we could not bring her back. The explain but it's too late.We paid him everything,even for the adoption publishing.He dont care,he never call us or nothing.Or even say sorry.IN short "GIKWARTAHAN RA MI".LAMI KAAYO TUK-ON OI. Some says there is a reason why it happened. I hope so.Hubby was shock mad for an hour.He could not believe what the lawyer done to us."NAA UNTA CoNSCIENCE AMO LAWYER PERO LA JUD.

The good one is hubby and my daughter had a good bonding at this time.We stay in the resort for 3 wks.We visit our folks and have a an island tour. Im hoping that one day my daughter will be with us soon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MOther,Sister,daughter PART I

SOmetimes I dont know what to share in my blog.Im thinking that my story is the big thing that I could share for everybody.

I was in 2nd year high school when I was pregnant. Everybody mad on me because they have high expectation to me specially my dad and my grandmother and everybody. THey said a daughter is a daughter and a parent is a parent.My dad send me to my relatives in Manila until I gave birth.I was young at that time and I dont know what to do?THey are planning to let somebody adopt my little girl until they decide to keep it.So, on my big day my cousin decided to put my MOm and dad as the parents of daughter.TO avoid illigetimate.SO to make the story my daughter is my sister.I was like a puppet at that time that whatever they say I DO!.....what is in my mind at that time is I dont want them to be dissapointed again.I love my daughter.It's stress relieve.After 4 months since I gave birth my daughter my parents and grandparents want me to come home.SO we did and everybody accept me specially my daughter....oh my sister....and they love it....When school starts I finished my college and finally I graduated Bachelors degree.ONe month after I graduated I found a job in MAnila as an Admin Officer.I dont know what to do at that time.I miss my daughter-sister but I need to work for her.I dont want to be dependent with my grandparents and parents forever.THen suddenly,sadness comes while IM working my sister passed away, following the year my Lolo then after a year my Dad.I was broken-hearted.My friends and families are always there for me. At that time, I found a man which is my husband now who my foster sister introduce it to me.I have to many suitors in the office but I ignore them and honestly I dont feel love on them.I dont know why?THen I met my hubby.I told him about my daughter is my sister.ANd it dont bother on him beside he like kids.After four years I was with my hubby in US.We got married and plan to get my daughter over here.It's not that easy.There is a conflict.YOU know why because in reality she is my daughter but in the birth certificate she is my sister and my MOm's daughter......

to be continued.....................

Prayers from friends

We have an out-to-lunch today with the church members.And everybody is praying for our safe trip and wishing we could bring back here in US our little girl. This afternoon we visit the FIRTH'S FAMILY. I will miss their smart two yrs old.SO we play for a while while hubby is busy talking with them.Before we leave the FIRTH'S FAMILY say a prayer for our trip.

To all my friends thank you so much for all the prayers. We need it.Keep us in your prayers specially the court adoption hearing day.

Peanut BUtter Fudge

I got bored today,I know two days more to go we are leaving....Im surfing at the net until I reach on a recipe called "PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE". I keep saying before that I will cooke peanut butter fudge one day but it never happen.SO, I will try it today and herewith I will share the recipe for those who love to cook.Simple to make.


INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups miniature marshmallows


DIRECTIONS
1.) Butter one 9x9 inch pan and set aside.
2.) In a 3 quart saucepan, combine white sugar, brown sugar, milk, and butter. Cook to soft ball stage, 234 degrees F (112 degrees C). Remove from heat.
3.) Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and marshmallows; continue stirring until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared pan and cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Heres another one they called it "GRANDPA"S PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE"
INGREDIENTS
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon margarine
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix brown and white sugar with the milk in large pot; bring mixture to a boil. Stir in peanut butter, reduce heat to medium and bring the mixture back to boil (stirring constantly). Remove the pot from heat when a drop of the mixture forms a ball in a glass of cold water.
Stir margarine and vanilla into the mixture; stir vigorously until the fudge hardens. ( Always stir in same direction.) Pour fudge onto buttered plates or waxed paper. Let cool and cut into 1 inch pieces


Monday, May 4, 2009

Cheap Shorts at Burke's Outlet

HUbby want's a new pair of short. He is not to picky like me so I went to Burke's Outlet.IT's just half mile where we live. I pick 2 shorts and it cost $22 each. I pay in the cashier.The cashier said it's 139.....I was schock!I said to her what?.she reply "Yeah it's $1.39.".........I told her is it really, Im not a senior citizen??????...Burkes Outlet have this so called MOnday CLub for 50 yrs old and above 10% off and Friday for 40 yrs old below.Anway,she said the shorts is on sale.When she hand me the receipt's It's says 95% off.....they almost given it away...ha ha ha ha ........Do you know how much I pay for a pair of shorts It's .65cents each pair of the shorts.Could you believe that? I never bought a pair of short that cheap.... The shorts that I bought for hubby is not ugly.It's St.PAtrick Brand that you can buy in Jeccy Penney for $35.I tell you what GOD IS GOOD.He knows that we have a trip coming to the Philippines.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Larena,Siquijor Happy Fiesta

To all my kababayan in Larena ,SIquijor

HAPPY FIESTA!

VIVA SAINT VINCENT FERRER

Six days more to go

It's saturday and Im off from work. for a month....yeheeyyyyyyyy...six days more to go.....I would like to thank my Boss Lady,that's what I call her for letting me to have a very long vacation.Im getting ready now.We will going to the mall buy some PASALUBONG for my family and by tomorrow after church I will start packing.We will just bring travel light to avoid delayed in the immigration....

Friday, May 1, 2009

Philippine Vacation Countdown

Seven days more to go I'll be in the Philippines...Yeheey......Im so excited so with my hubby.IT's been three years since the last time I seen my family and folks.I would like to thank GOd because my 10 yrs green card arrived first wk of April then my Philippine PAssport arrived last week,exactly six wks....God is good all the time....Mga kababayan see you soon.....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

8 Amazing Hole

These holes are not only amazing but some of them are really terrifying,especially #8. THe sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are.

1.)Kimberley Big Hole, South Africa

Apparently the largest ever hand dug excavation in the world,this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamond s before being closed in 1941.

2.)Glory Hole, Monticello Dam, California

A glory hole is used when a damn is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

3.)Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state the hole is miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.

4.) GReat Blue Hole,Belize
This incredible geographical phenomenon known as a blue hole is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize . There are numerous blue holes around the world, but none as stunning as this one.

5.)Mirny Diamod Mine, Serbia

This one is an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 meters deep, with a top diameter of 1200 meters, there's even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having been sucked in.

6.)Diavik Mine,Canada
The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It looks equally cool when the surrounding water is frozen

7.)Sinkhole in Guatemala

These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred early this year in Guatemala . The hole swallowed dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.

8.) And the most terrifying one of all
This is the famous 'Rat Hole' that you have heard about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. Dollars... Annually! .....Never to be seen again

(I didn't see that coming..... Did You?)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Process New Philippine Passport in Los Angeles

My Philippine passport expired last Sept 2008.HOnestly, IM not worry at that time because we dont have plans to visit the Philippines. One day, we talk to our lawyer how to get quick my daughter/my sister.Maybe you are wondering why I say my daughter/my sister.And it's true.I will explain in my blog oneday.So, the lawyer told us the quickest is to hire a lawyer in the Philippines and adopt there.So, to make the story short we need to travel in the Philippines by MAy 2009.My problem is my passport expired last Sept 2008 So, by Sept I keep calling the Los ANgeles when is there next consulate outreach here in houston,Texas.They said after six months.Im worried,I check their website everyday and at the same time I email them..... that there are to many Filipino here in houston that needs to renew there passport.They reply my letter an said as of know they dont have a budget.If you are saying I AM DESPERATE!....Yes I am...... I never lost hope,but I did ha ha ....I keep praying and checking their website hoping one day they will come over here.Jan 2009 comes no consular outreach.....First wk of February....then finally half of February 2009 they post in their webiste regarding a CONSULAR OUTREACH in Houston. So, I did not waste my time I fax the requirements on that day and on that same day I got a schedule.It's April 12, @ 10am.

The filling is not hassle......but on that day it's a mess and a little bit organize.You know why? because there are to many Filipinos in that small food court in Houston.MAybe more than a thousand.It was fun to see all your kababayan....And take note the CONsular Outreach was at the FILIPINO FOOD COURT.


Passport File - March 12, 2009 Los ANgeles Consulate
Passport Received - April 23, 2009 (exact 6 wks)

They are also planning to open a Philippine Consulate here in HOUSTON.We are hoping that the petition will be approved soon due to a large Filipino Community here....

I would like to send my thanks TO the Los Angeles Philippine Cosulate...

Mabuhay

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mayonnaise Jar & two Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.' The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty=2 0space between the sand. The students laughed.. 'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend. LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS... ...IT'S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN !

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MAn Bashing

My supervisor is so sweet and the same time she's so funny and I woulsd like to share this funny story to ya'll.This is just for fun....to make you smile ......

In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber. "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces. "The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain yourselves.." The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?" The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain." The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked. A man unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the male brain so much more?" The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."

I would like to share this TO A SMART WOMAN WHO NEEDS A LAUGH AND TO THE MEN YOU THINK CAN HANDLE IT.

Twenty Nine Lines To Make You Smile

1.. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.
2.. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3.. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4.. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
5... Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.6.. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
7.. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
8.. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe. 9.. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing.
10.. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes
11.. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.
12.. God must love stupid people; He made so many.
13.. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
14.. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
15.. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
16.. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
17.. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
18 . Procrastinate Now!

19.. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That?
20.. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
21.. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance
22.. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!
23..They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
24.. He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.
25.. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.

26.. Ham and eggs...A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

27.. The trouble with life is there's no background music.

28.. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

29.. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
Life is too short and friends are too few!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rodeo Houston 2009



Welcome to the word’s largest livestock exhibition and the world’s largest Rodeo event! The 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off March 3-22, and is quickly approaching over 2 million in attendance – requiring 19,000 volunteers! Going twenty days strong, Rodeo Houston is held at Reliant Park, and features bull riding, parades, carnivals, BBQ, wine tasting competitions, and loads of shopping! The Houston Livestock and Rodeo will feature Cattle auctions and cattle judging. Traditional trail rides, which start in different areas of Texas and finish in Houston, precede the rodeo. As a long standing rodeo tradition, March 16th has been deemed as Go Texan Day, where Houstonians and visitors alike are expected to don their best cowboy digs. Another tradition is the Rodeo Parade that kicks off the event. And check out the parade stats: 15 trail riders, 20 floats, 15 commercial wagons, 15 university and high school marching bands, dignitaries on horseback, and lots of balloons, all heading down Memorial into Texas avenue! One of the headlining Rodeo events is the super popular Calf Scramble, featuring 14 calves and 28 students trying to harness them and place them in the winners square. Students care for and prepare their prize calves, and the winner returns the following year with a $250 bonus! Most notable in Rodeo Houston are the celebs and concert performances in Stand-Up, Rock, Tejano, Blues, and Hiphop. In fact, the rodeo has drawn the world’s biggest music legends – does Elvis Presley ring a bell? Yup, he was a Houston Rodeo Performer! And 2009 will not disappoint. Kicking off the event is country superstar Tim McGraw, and set to perform are Faith Hill, Rascal Flats, and tween superstar Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, making Houston Rodeo Tickets a serious must have! Join the party, and let’s Rodeo, Houston!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Dog and the Rabbit

Hubby loves to reminisce.He loves to write about the past and share it to his friends,kids and of course to me.Tonight he send me an email,a story about his pet dog. I think it's funny for me.So I want it to share ya'll.

I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN YEARS AGO. I HAD A DOG WHEN I WAS YOUNG. HIS NAME WAS RUSTY. JUST A MUT. SOONER BE ANY BREED, ONLY PAPERS WAS THE ONES HE THROWN UP IN THE YARD. RUSTY WAS QUIET A DOG. FOLLOWED ME AND MY SIBLINS EVERY WHERE. WELL ONE DAY RUSTY CAME HOME WITH AN WHITE RABBIT IN HIS MOUTH. I KNEW RIGHT THEN IT WAS THE NEIGHBOR KIDS PET RABBIT. I ALSO KNEW RUSTY DAYS WAS NUMBER IF THEY FOUND OUT HE KILLED THEIR PET. SO I TOOK THE RABBIT OUT OF RUSTY MOUTH AN WENT TO THE BATHROOM, WASHED IT AND BLOW DRY ITS FUR WITH MOMS HAIR BLOWER. THEN I QUIETLY WENT AN PUT IT BACK IN THE NEIGHBORS CAGE. WOW I HAD SAVED RUSTYS LIFE. THEN THAT EVENING THE NEIGHBORS DAD CAME OVER TALKING TO MY DAD. HE TOLD MY DAD THAT THERE WAS A SICK, EVIL PERSON IN OUR NEIGHBOR HOOD. HE TOLD DAD THAT THEIR RABBIT HAD DIED THREE DAYS EARLIER. AND THEY BURRIED IT. SOME SICK PERSON DUG IT UP AND CLEANED IT AND PUT IT BACK IN THE CAGE. AND THE KIDS CRIED AGAIN FOR THEIR DEAD RABBIT. HUH YOU EVER TRY TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, OR FIX SOMETHING BROKEN JUST FOR IT TO FLY UP AND BIT YOU IN THE REAR. I NEVER ADMITTED THAT I WAS THAT SICK PERSON, TRYING TO SAVE MY DOG FROM I THOUGHT KILLING AN PET RABBIT.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Woman's record-length fingernails broken in crash

A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash.Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.

Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness Web site, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Consulate Outreach in TExas

Are you from Texas and need to Renew your passport?

Well it's time to renew now and you dont need to travel...there coming to Texas soon.A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be conducting a Consular Outreach Program in two major cities in Texas .

Houston, TX on 12-13 March 2009 at the International Food Court located at Beechnut corner Beltway 8. Service hours will be from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Dallas, TX on 15-16 March 2009 at the Memorial Park Recreation Center, 1950-B South Valley Parkway, Lewisville. Service hours will be from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm on 15 March 2009 and from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on 16 March 2009.

For more information just check http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Galveston,4 months after Hurricane Ike

LAst, Saturday we went to GAlveston.We never been there since the Hurricane Ike hit last September.It broke my heart when I seen the place. These are some of the pictures..

Some start rebuilding their houses,some lives in the RV.



11-year-old girl loses both legs while playing on train tracks

An 11-year-old Houston-area girl lost one leg and seriously injured the other when she was run over by a train. Doctors said they were unable to save either leg and both had to be amputed.


Giselle Marroquin was playing with some friends on tracks behind their homes in a neighborhood east of Houston late Friday afternoon when a Union Pacific freight train ran over her legs.

Lt. John Legg with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said a group of five children would stand on the tracks, wait for trains to pass, then grab the side of the train and drag their feet behind them. Legg said the girl slipped and was caught under the train.

"The first thing that goes through your mind is - oh my God," said Vasquez.

Vasquez and several others worked quickly to stop the bleeding. Giselle's left leg was severed, and her other leg was badly mangled. She was taken by helicopter to the Texas Medical Center.
Alex Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, said Saturday the girl was in critical condition.

Neighbors said that the children were able to get into the railway area through a home without a backyard fence. But they also said that even if the home was fenced in, that may not have prevented this accident.

"Most kids think they are invincible. They don't really realize the dangers that are out there," said Vasquez.

The railroad is conducting an investigation. The speed limit on the track in the area where the accident occurred is 10 mph. Officials said the girl and some of her friends had successfully ridden a train earlier, but on their second attempt, she slipped.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Schedule of events for inauguration

President-elect Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Below are some official and unofficial activities surrounding Obama's inauguration.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17
-- President-elect Barack Obama and his family ride the train from Philadelphia to Washington, stopping in Wilmington, Del., for Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his family. Train will stop in Baltimore for speech before heading south. -- BET Honors, an awards ceremony, at the Warner Theater. -- People's Inaugural Gala Celebration at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. -- Will.i.am "Yes We Did" concert. -- Concert with Mary J. Blige, Common and Nelly at nightclub Ibiza.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18 -- Obama will kick off inaugural activities with a welcome event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. Beyonce, U2, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Usher, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban and James Taylor are among the musicians scheduled to perform. -- Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Ritz-Carlton. -- EMILY's List Inaugural Luncheon with scheduled guests including Cabinet appointees Hillary Rodham Clinton and Janet Napolitano, Sens. Kay Hagan and Jeanne Shaheen, and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. -- African-American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt Washington. -- 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala with Marc Anthony at Union Station. -- Aloha Inaugural Ball, organized by former Obama campaign workers, held at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel at 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 19 -- National Day of Community Service event: To honor Dr. King's legacy, Obama, Biden and their families, joined by Americans across the country, will participate in activities dedicated to serving others in communities across the Washington, D.C. area. -- Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, sponsored by the Texas State Society, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. -- Green Inaugural Ball at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Ball hosted by former Vice President Al Gore. -- Huffington Post preinaugural ball at the Newseum. -- Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts. Hosted by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, among others. -- A children's evening concert at the Verizon Center honoring military families. Event hosted by Michelle Obama, who will attend. Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers are among the entertainers. -- Obama to attend three private dinners to honor former secretary of State Colin Powell, Biden and Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, for their public service. Dinners at the Hilton Washington, National Building Museum and Union Station.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20 (INAUGURATION DAY) Gates to the Inaugural Ceremony open at 8 a.m. The inaugural festivities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. They will include: -- Musical selections of The United States Marine Band, followed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein provides call to order and welcoming remarks. -- Invocation by the Rev. Rick Warren.-- Musical selection of Aretha Franklin. -- Biden will be sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. -- Musical selection of John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet). -- Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln's Inaugural Bible, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Scheduled around noon. -- Obama gives the inaugural address. -- Poem by Elizabeth Alexander. -- Benediction by Rev. Joseph E. Lowery. -- The National Anthem by The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters." After Obama gives inaugural address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House. Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls: -- Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Obama Home States (Illinois and Hawaii) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Biden Home States (Pennsylvania and Delaware) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Midwest Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Western Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. -- Commander in Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum. -- Southern Inaugural Ball at the National Guard Armory. -- Eastern Inaugural Ball at Union Station. -- Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton. Unofficial balls include: -- Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Hilton. -- Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts. -- Recording Industry Association of America's ball for Feeding America. -- BET's Inaugural Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. -- Africa on the Potomac inaugural celebration at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. -- American Music Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. -- Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel. -- Human Rights Campaign's Equality Ball at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. -- Inaugural Peace Ball at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. -- Impact Film Fund ball.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21 -- The president, vice president and their families will participate in a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral.

Bush will get pension of nearly $200K




The direct income President George W. Bush receives from taxpayers will be cut in half when he leaves the White House next week. Still, he'll receive a pension of almost $200,000 to tide him over in his first year of retirement in his new home in Dallas.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MOre Cash in your pocket


These are the guidelines on cutting your expenses and saving on taxes are guaranteed to put money in your pocket and your savings accounts.

1. Get your spending under control by using a free online budgeting Web site, such as Mint.com. This secure site tracks your checking, credit-card and investment accounts and offers money-saving tips, such as where you can cut costs or get a better rate on your credit card. Other free sites, including Wesabe and Geezeo, offer similar budgeting tools, but focus more on their online communities where users share strategies.

2. Set up a flexible spending account to help pay for medical expenses. If your employer offers this benefit, you can stash pretax dollars in the account and use the money to pay for out-of-pocket bills, including physician co-payments, prescription drugs, eyeglasses and braces for the kids' teeth. You can even spend the money on over-the-counter medications, such as antacids and pain relievers.

3. File a new Form W-4. If you got a tax refund for 2008, adjusting your withholding will fatten your paycheck for 2009.


4. Raise your insurance deductibles. Increasing the deductible on your car insurance from $250 to $1,000 can save up to 15% on your premiums -- or about $125 per year on an average premium of $829. Upping the deductible on your homeowners policy can slice your rate by about 25%, or $191 on an average premium of $764.


5. Cut the cost of credit. If you tend to carry a monthly credit-card balance, go with a low-interest-rate card, such as Wells Fargo's Prime Rate card, with a 5% interest rate and $19 annual fee. For gasoline or travel perks, try the BP Visa card or Simmons First Visa Platinum Travel Rewards card.


6. Open an online savings account, such as the one at www.fnbodirect.com, which was recently paying 3.25%, or about $100 a year on a $3,000 deposit. You can open the account with just $1, and there are no monthly fees or minimum-balance requirements.


7. Bump up your 401(k) contributions. Already have an emergency stash? With stocks on sale, now is a great time to build or rebuild your retirement kitty.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Should A Christian Drink?

Should a Christian drink alcoholic beverage? The answer sure is "NO". There are a lot of things they shouldn't do. I will list some as I go. We should have charity for alcoholics.We dont know why they turned to drink. There may be some reason why they try to drown their troubles. MOre than we Christians think.There are so many kind ofdrinkers.Some are just once in a while.Some are born in drinking homes,then for others it's the style.But alcohol is very bad indeed, no matter how it used.For it's the devil's worshop and in the end they're bound to lose.Still alcohol is here to stay.There isnt much that we can do.And ask the GOd to see them through.

There are a lot of things that Christians shouldnt do.Especially to excess.Like eating and pleasures and even in their dress.I dont think a Christian should ever touch a drop.For if we ever start to drink,we just want more and more.Remember what Solomon said,in Proverbs 23.Look not upon the wine when it is red,it will be a curse to thee. Yes it is against all Bible teachings. We are warned by Christ and Paul.and in many other places in GOd's word I cant remember all. Still we should help our fellow man,if he falls,lets help him up.Christians should be very kind to folks.They cant refuse the cup.For it CHrist comes in their life.It's beautiful to see,for by HIs great celestial power,from drink they will be free.

So a christian should be careful,in the kind of life he leads.Be to others an example,for that may be the help they need. For the church hearthrob of our nation.Without the church our land would fall.God might let some power destroy it.Then freedoms gone beyond recall.so lets not destroy the church with liquor,it should be a house of prayer.The church is our God's temple.So lets show hm we really care.Alcohol should never enter through GOd's church sacred door.It's the evil clothed in scarlet and corruption nothing more.A christian should be temperate in all things from day to day.

Talk to Jesus

Buffy have two boys.Hubby been enjoying watching them come to the church every Sunday.Sometimes she had a problem with her boys specially the youngest.Of course they are kids, but the earlier the better they know what God and how church is important. Her youngest boy did not come to church last Sunday instead stay at home with his dad.So Buffy told him,"YOU NEED TO TALK TO JESUS". THis is been BUffy's line eversince her boys dont come to church.Im proud of her eldest boy Austen.He is so smart and matured enough for things like how church is important.He is 10 yrs old.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Charice to sing at Obama's inauguration

Charice announced at WOWOWEE last January 10,be singing on President Obama’s inauguration this coming January 18.

Watch this video
http://www.pinoychannel.tv/watch/v-105933

Goodluch Charice


MABUHAY ANG PILIPINO!....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Deer Watching




Have you seen a deer as close like this? Well, this is my first time.This weekend we went to Georgetown,TX to visit our dear friend.WHile we are in their frontyard enjoying the fresh air we seen 2-3 deers and later on more and more deers.Our friend said that they really come in their frontyard in the morning and in the afternoon.Looking for her husband.YOu know why because her husband feed this deers....



That's Ron,calling and feeding the DEERS.I could not resist I took a bunch of pictures.I usually seen deers on the road running if they could see human.But this weekend here they are in the frontyard of our friends house.

and more deers

New Beginning for 2009

Yes! New Beginning for 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.......

Loose Track

Loose Track! Yes that's me.It's been a while since I post new topic in my blog.I lost some interest posting for some reason.And for some reason I cannot quit,so here I am trying hard na makabawi.The thing's that I miss.I met some good friends here....

Thanks Anah

Thanks for all your advice regarding the GC.I read online about the NOA if you have it you can travel.I do really appreciate for your concern.The more advice the better.