Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Gloomy Day

I am sure that everyone has heard the lyrics "rainy days and Mondays always get me down." What about "a gloomy day this Wednesday?" That is what it is today. It seems to make a person do things differently than what they would normally do. I miss the sun...been singing the song of Barney..."Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden Sun. Please shine down on me...."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


There is nothing as fun and romantic as a getaway vacation on the beautiful island of Boracay. Previously hidden away amidst the thousands of islands of the Philippines, Boracay is now considered one of the predominant travel destinations. From lounging about along the white sands and frolicking in the waters, to taking a part in the thriving and energetic nightlife.

Most people choose to go to Boracay for its attractive beaches. And YES, we're going there this April. I'm very excited! Boracay is very memorable for me because this is where my husband and I fell in love. This is where we had our honeymoon. And now(for the 3rd time), we'll be bringing our two bundles of joy with us. We'll stay at Club Panoly Resort. Oh, I can't wait!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Thanks to Maybelle for this.

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? Architect, Housewife and Full-time Mom
2. What color are your socks right now? Not wearing any right now
3. What are you listening to right now? Not listening to any music at the moment
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Nilaga
5. Can you drive a stick shift? No
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mommy
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes
9. Favorite drink? C2 Green
10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Swimming and UFC
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes
12. Pets? None
13. Favorite food? Asian, Italian, Japanese and CHOCOLATES
14. Last movie you watched? Resident Evil 3 Extinction(DVD)
15. Favorite Day of the year? Christmas
16. What do you do to vent anger? I count 1-10 and pray
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie doll
18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? none of the above...I love SUMMER
19. Hugs or kisses? Hugs
20. What kind of pie? Banofee Pie of Banapple
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
22. Who is most likely to respond? everyone (of course!)
23. Who is least likely to respond? Not sure
24. Living arrangements? Me, my husband and our twin girls Sam & Gabbie(and their 2 yayas)
25. When was the last time you cried? Last week(wednesday); my husband & i had a fight(petty lang naman)
26. What is on the floor of your closet? Bags containing old clothes that I need to dispose.
27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? I'm sending this to all my new online friends(I'm new here actually..newbie ika nga!)
28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? All of them
29. Favorite smell? Kili-kili of my twin girls...sarap!
30. What inspires you? My family
31. What are you afraid of? Rats, cockroaches
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese
33. Favorite car? 2007 Honda Pilot
34. Favorite cat breed? Persian cat
35. Number of keys on your key ring? 6
36 How many years at your current job? 3
37. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
38. How many provinces have you lived in? None
39. How many countries have you been to? USA

Now let me get to know you more... Cez & Jody

Saturday, February 9, 2008

1, 2, 3, 4 - Hi5!

My twin girls love this in!!! That's why I joined my kids one time and now I know why they are amazed with this group. They are all very energetic. The songs are so cool. As a matter of fact, I've memorized some of them. And the most important thing with this show/ group is that it's very educational. By the way, do you still remember the show BANANAS IN PAJAMAS? The producer and creator of this show is the creator of Hi5 as well.

In 1998, television producer Helena Harris, creator of Bananas in Pajamas, created "Hi-5" when her two children outgrew Bananas. She and co-producer Posie Graeme-Evans decided the new show would be aimed at 2-8 year-olds, would include educational trends as fun and games, and would feature music and movement that would attract children's attention.

The auditions for the hosts and the eventual members that would make up the group were held in June 1998, with the first program broadcast in January 1999. Since then, the group has won five ARIA awards for "Best Children's Album" (in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), won three consecutive Australian Logie Awards (the Australian awards for television performance and production recognition) for "Most Outstanding Children's Preschool Program" in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Friday, February 8, 2008

My Kitchen Wish List

I love to cook. I can easily whip up a dish in a couple of minutes. I think I inherited my grandmother and my mom's passion for cooking. Actually, even my elder sister and younger brother knows how to cook from scratch. But my first love is Baking. They say cooking comes from the heart . Baking on the other hand is science. You need to follow everything...have to follow the exact measurement. That's why some people get intimidated with baking. Because of my love for baking, I baked cookies for friends and sold some baked goodies as well.

Whenever i surf the net, i always find myself looking for kitchen utensils, high tech appliances and other baking stuff. I just want to share with you my wish list:

1. WOLF Oven Series E
The Wolf oven Series E is the latest and entirely new line of high performance Wolf ovens offering a modern, refined look and adding another valuable option to your design arsenal. The new oven design permits two kinds of installation - a muscular fit with the oven door sticking out for about one inch from the adjacent cabinets, or for a sleek, European style inset installation, completely flushed with the cabinets. Just like a popular L Series Wolf oven, this one offers 10 different, touchpad controlled cooking modes. The ovens come in a 30" single and double oven, with dual convection standard in the single oven and top oven of the double oven, and with framed and unframed door styles. E Series ovens are available in classic stainless steel. Trim kits for Wolf convection and standard microwaves, and stainless steel drawer fronts and handles for the Wolf warming drawer are available to match the look of the E Series oven.

The list of features for a single E Series Wolf oven includes dual convection logic control system, touch control panel with LCD display, cobalt blue porcelain oven interior, three removable racks with full-extension bottom rack and removable six-level rack guide, large viewing double-pane window, dual interior halogen lighting, hidden bake element and recessed broil, temperature probe and receptacle, self-clean, delayed start and Sabbath features. The E Series control panel also comes with three levels of light intensity, three oven timer chime tones, a 12- or 24-hour clock option and five language choices - English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Balanced hinges assure smooth opening and closing of the door. 10 cooking modes are bake, roast, broil, convection bake, convection roast, convection broil, convection, bake stone, dehydrate and proof. Bake stone requires stone, rack and peel, and dehydrate needs dehydration racks and door stop - all sold as accessories. Other extras are set of three 30" oven racks and two-piece broiler pan and temperature probe. Double Wolf oven adds 4 cooking modes in lower oven - bake, roast, broil and proof.


I want to have one in the future. I'll definitely get the pink mixer. I love this brand because of its wonderful features.

  • 325 Watt Motor
  • Tilt-up Head
  • 10-Speed Solid-State Control
  • 5-Quart Stainless Steel Bowl with Handle
  • Includes Flat Beater, Dough Hook and Wire Whip
  • Power Hub for Additional Attachments
  • Unique Mixing Action


Silpat is a wonderful stick-free baking mat made of silicone-coated fiberglass. Use it in place of parchment paper on a baking pan for making cookies, rolls, candy, or roasted vegetables. No butter or oil sprays necessary. Silpat mats are made in France by the De Marle company which makes flexible silicone bake ware. Silpat will withstand temperatures of -40° to 482°F and is microwave safe. The mats are easy to clean; just wipe off with warm soapy water.

4. SILICONE bakewares
SILICONE SOLUTIONS 11 Piece Burgundy Bakeware Set
Prepare all your favorite cookies, brownies and a wide variety of baked goods on this versatile silicone baking sheet and all your favorite cakes in this square cake pan and fluted tube pan. Bake perfect banana and nut loaves in this loaf pan and your favorite blueberry and chocolate chip muffins in this muffin pan. The pinch bowls provide precise measurement of all your ingredients during preparation and the spatulas ensure your baked goods are delivered to your plate with ease. All the bakeware pieces have an easy to grip textured surface for better handling and a nonstick, easy to clean surface making sure your baking creations will turn out perfect every time!


* Easy to grip textured surface
* Oven safe/ heat resistant up to 500 degrees
* Microwave and freezer safe
* Cooks evenly and completely
* Quick food release
* Flexible, durable, and easy to clean surface
* Dishwasher safe
* Easy to store - pan folds for compact storage

SILICONE SOLUTIONS 6 Piece Burgundy Accessory Set
This silicone kitchen accessory set includes everything you need to cook and bake all you favorite recipes quickly and easily. The oven mitt, cookware handle and 8" round trivet are a must for every kitchen!


* Flexible, easy to store
* Stain resistant
* Oven safe/ heat resistant up to 500 degrees
* Dishwasher safe
* Trivet can be used as a jar opener or hot pad
* Cookware handle slips over most metal cookware handles for a nonstick, slip-resistant grip

I just hope my husband is reading this. Hahaha! =D

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Application for Permission to Date My Daughters

I saw this on Lea Salonga's blog... I thought to post it here. I just can't imagine my daughters asking us to go out on a date with a guy....Here it goes...

NOTE: This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your doctor.

NAME _____________________________ DATE OF BIRTH ____________

HEIGHT ________ WEIGHT _________ IQ __________ GPA _________

SOCIAL SECURITY #______________ DRIVERS LICENSE #____________

BOY SCOUT RANK AND BADGES________________________________________

HOME ADDRESS_____________________________________________________

CITY/STATE ____________________________ ZIP______

Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
Is one male and the other female? ___Yes ___No
If No, explain: _______________________________________________________

Number of years they have been married _________________________________

If less than your age, explain:


A. Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No

B. A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No

C. A waterbed? __Yes __No

D. A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __No

E. A tattoo? __Yes __No

F. Do you have an earring, nose ring, __Yes __No
pierced tongue, pierced cheek or a belly button ring?



In 50 words or less, what does 'LATE' mean to you?

In 50 words or less, what does 'DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER' mean to you?

In 50 words or less, what does 'ABSTINENCE' mean to you?


Church you attend ___________________________________________________

How often you attend ________________________________________________

When would be the best time to interview your:

father? ____________

mother? ___________

pastor? ____________


Answer by filling in the blank. Please answer freely, all answers are confidential.

A: If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be:


B: If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:


C: A woman's place is in the:


D: The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:


E. What do you want to do IF you grow up?


F. When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:


G. What is the current going rate of a hotel room? __________________________


Applicant's Signature (that means sign your name, moron!)

_______________________________ ________________________________
Mother's Signature Father's Signature

_______________________________ ________________________________
Pastor/Priest/ Rabbi State Representative/Congressman

Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing.

You will be contacted in writing if you are approved. Please do not try to call or write (since you probably can't, and it would cause you injury). If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentlemen wearing white ties carrying violin cases (you might want to watch your back) .

To prepare yourself, start studying Daddy's Rules for Dating.

Daddy's Rules for Dating

Your dad's rules for your boyfriend (or for you if you're a guy):

Rule One:

If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're surely not picking anything up.

Rule Two:

You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:

I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four:

I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a 'Barrier method' of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:
It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: 'early.'

Rule Six:

I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven:

As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process than can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight:

The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing or holding hands. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual themes are to be avoided; movies that feature chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

Rule Nine:

Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

Kung Hei Fat Choy

Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat)

The Eastern zodiac sign horoscope system is one of the oldest in the world of astrology. The origin of Chinese astrology dates back to the era of Shang Dynasty. It was the beginning of Sexagenary Cycle, which is of sixty years. As per the oriental zodiac system, the entire set up consists of two basic cycles. One includes 10 heavenly stems, which has been made from yin and yang energies. Another is 12 year cycle of animals, which we know as the Chinese zodiac. Thus, every year has a different zodiac and people born in a particular year falls under the same sign category. Chinese New Year 2008 belongs to Rats. Let's fix our attentions to their special traits as we usher to the Chinese New Year of Rats, 2008.

Rats mark the commencement of the cycle of 12 Chinese zodiacs and thus are associated with enterprising and aggressive qualities. To start with listing the traits of a Rat, it is important to first know what this animal image stands for in Chinese philosophy. Rat has strong associations with material success such as wealth and other luxuries of life. It is their aggression, charm, hard work, discipline and passionate nature that gives an edge to their persona in comparison to others. There are good chances of Rats being wealthy and professionally successful in their lives. They are quick, energetic and mold themselves easily according to the situation, which makes them excellent problem solvers too. Unlike most of other zodiac signs, Rats believe in having a handful of friends, but they share a special bonding with all of them.

When it comes to competition, nobody can be as manipulative as they are. They are tactful and can go to great extents to win a battle. Yet honesty and unprejudiced attitude is something others need to learn from Rats. A heavy karma chakra may lead to inner conflicts. It is likely for them to indulge in speculation and other adventurous tasks in order to give an outlet to their emotions. If this kind of an outlet is not available, they might turn to self-destruction. The best spiritual message Chinese sages give to Rats is to observe self-control and be considerate while dealing with people around them. Their dynamism can be accessed with the diversity of professions they can choose. On one hand they can lend a perfection to works of art in literature, on the other hand they can also be excellent detectives, accountants, engineers and pathologists. Law and politics are some other areas they can try their hands on. Hope this year of Rats 2008 becomes the harbinger of health, wealth and good fortune for all of us. Following are the years that belong to the mighty Rats.

Rats: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Do you have sweet tooth? Do you love eating cookies but you don't want to get fat? Then try "MY GOODNESS" -- all eggless, high in fiber, made from natural ingredients, some organic.

I've tried their cookies and power bars and oh they taste good! My twin girls love them too.

By the way, they deliver but if you live near the area(Marcelo Green Village in Paranaque), you can drop by their house and have a free taste of all their goodies.

"MY GOODNESS -- foods that nourish, foods that make bodies healthy and Mother Earth happy."

Friday, February 1, 2008


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I have seen some bloggers get paid to blog while advertisers get their products to be advertised with the bloggers. I’m just surprised to know that some had quit their jobs just to do this. They were earning big. They get their revenues from blog advertising. I'm a stay at home mom and I came to realize what if I join the bandwagon?...There's no harm in trying so I found myself registering at Smorty


So says the pop song, and so say women down through the centuries, as they affirm their status alongside men in this world.

The loving, giving and gaining, the hurts, hang-ups and hormones, the dyspnoeic dexterity with which we juggle countless different jobs and play many different parts, and the exhaustion it causes, are all inherent parts of women's pilgrimage.


This is my first post and I really don't know where to begin. Maybe, introducing myself would be a nice start...

I'm Che-Che Sales and I'm a full-time mommy to my very adorable twin girls, Sam & Gabbie and a devoted wife to my my very loving husband, Gel. Yup, I'm a full-time mommy...eventhough i have two yayas, I'm still super hands-on to them. I'm the one who cleans their feeding bottles(every single day). I even wash their clothes(I just ask my yaya to hang them).

I still breastfeed my 1yr. & 6mo. old twin girls(and I'm planning to do so 'til they turn 2). My friends always ask me if breastfeeding hurts especially now that my twins have teeth..."sometimes" I say, but I'm used to it already and now I'm just enjoying it. Breastfeeding is just one of our bonding moments.

I'm a stay at home mom and they say it's a very hard job. Very hard job indeed but a very fulfilling one too! I made a choice and I'm PROUD that I made the RIGHT choice to be with my family 24/7. Taking good care of my family makes me happy. I love cooking for them(especially my hubby). I love tending to their needs as well. It's a very rewarding feeling for me...seeing my kids grow with me beside them. Hearing them calling me "Mommy!!!"...I don't want their yaya to be their "other mommy".

I really am blessed to have them. I have no regrets at all or whatsoever.

I love my husband, I love my girls.

They are MY PRIDE & JOY...MY LIFE!!!