December 30, 2012

Easy Tips to Stick on New Year's Resolution


2012 is about to end and we are about to say our hello to 2013. During the change of year, most of us think of a New Year’s resolutions like losing weight, avoid having credits, quit smoking, and many more. At this point of the year, whatever our goal is, we tend to be highly motivated. Sadly after the first quarter, it seems to forget the promises we made to ourselves. Here are some tips to make our new year’s resolutions run not only for a few weeks but for the whole year.
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December 29, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Saucy Crab

Saucy Crab

Sounds “sosyal” and difficult to prepare, right? Try to find out.

I am got this recipe in one of cooking segments in TV. Good timing because I just bought some alimasag few hours earlier. However, the recipe featured fried alimango. Why not try with steamed alimasag?
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December 28, 2012

Free Blogger Event: Resolutions to a Better You

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(this is not the actual contest yet)
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Kitchen Adventures: Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

Thinking of what to cook and prepare for the New Year? Try this one – Rellenong Bangus.

You will need:
1 medium-sized bangus (milk fish), deboned, meat removed and set aside
1 medium-sized carrots cut into tiny cubes
1 can green peas, drained
2 medium-sized potato, cut into tiny cubes
1 pack raisins
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Oyster sauce
Cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste
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December 26, 2012

Asperger's Syndrome

With the recent shooting incident in Connecticut which kills 20 innocent angels, the shooter, Adam Lanza, was found to have Asperger’s syndrome which some linked it to the said incident.  I haven’t heard of this disorder before so I researched on the net and here's what I got.
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December 23, 2012

Holiday Heart Syndrome

In time with the holidays! So before going to party celebrations this Christmas Eve, try to think of this one.
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December 21, 2012

Captured Moments: Happy Feet

One day we are in the park having a mini picnic, my sister asked me to take a photo of her newly pedicured feet. I hope she will not frak out upon seeing this photo here in my blog.

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December 20, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Mama Sita's Sinigang sa Sampaloc Soup Base

"Sour and blissfully fruity that is true to the taste
of unripen tamarind sinigang. Celebrating
the popular dish through a meticulous selection
of the freshest ingredients combined in the
tried and true Mama Sita's way."
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December 19, 2012

Seafoods Sunday

Last Sunday, I went to market and bought stuffs needed for the week's menu. Since I was alone in the market, I got a chance to buy what I want. Right, Mommy?

As I searched for fish in the wet section, I got cravings for seafoods so I got some pieces of shrimps and alimasag (crab) instead of Maya-maya (snapper fish). These will be our lunch for the day.

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December 18, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampaloc

I am back with my kitchen adventures. Now I would like to share one of the easiest meal we can have especially for those who are always on the go – Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampaloc. 
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December 17, 2012

Simple Kitchen Tips for the Holidays

Christmas is really around the corner. Have you already decided what to cook for the Noche Buena and Media Noche? Or still thinking on what to cook? Here are some simple tips that will help you enjoy the holiday and prevent you on cramming in the kitchen.

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December 15, 2012

Herbal Plants: Serpentina (King of Bitters)

I am a supporter of herbal medicine. I planted oregano, lemon grass, balbas-pusa (Cat’s whiskers), ashitaba, serpentina.

Healing Galing are selling serpentina tablet made from plant or known as King of Bitters. Why King of Bitters? Because of its extreme bitterness that a tiny leaf’s infusion (tiny leaf added with hot water) is 10 times or more bitter than the extract of a large ampalaya.  Adding a teaspoon of honey can reduce the bitterness.

Serpentina or King of Bitters Plant
(Andrographis paniculata)
What are the benefits that you can get from this plant?
From what I know, this is good for diabetic in regulating or lowering blood sugar. Furthermore it is also known for its antibiotic property. This is the reason why we took this herbal plant when we are having cough and colds.

Aside from lowering blood sugar and antibiotic properties, there are other benefits that we can get from this bitter plant:
Analagesic – pain killer
Anti-inflammatory – reduces swelling
Antibacterial – has a remarkable effect in reducing diarrhea and other bacterial infections
Antimalarial – helps prevent parasite infection and multiplication in the blood stream
Antihepatotoxic and Hepatoprotective – eliminates liver toxins and protects liver and gall bladder
Antipyretic – reduces fever
Antithrombotic – blood clot prevention. Helps prevent heart attack.
Antiviral – inhibits viral activity including HIV (further studies are being made)
Antioxidant – fights free radicals
Canceolytic – cancer fighter or better to say cancer killer
Cardiopotective – protects heart muscles
Choleretic – increases the flow of bile
Depurative – cleans the system especially the blood stream
Expectorant – releases mucus in the respiratory system
Hypoglycemic – lowers blood sugar and protect against diabetes
Immune enhancer – increases immune system
Vermicidal – kills intestinal worms

It can be used againts coughs, headaches, edema, earache, pain conditions, inflammation and muscular pain, arthritis, rheumatism, fibro myalgia, multiple sclerosis, depression, diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, candida, lupus, diabetes, piles, fevers, fatigue, hepatitis, herpes, leprosy, loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes and other lymphatic conditions, jaundice, dyspepsia, dermatitis, eczema, burns, pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, chicken pox, mumps; sluggish liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenal glands; sleeplessness, vaginitis, and constipation.

On the other hand, cautions must be taken with this plant because there are records but rare cases of skin itching. Furthermore, it is not recommended for breastfeeding and pregnant women due to its abortive effect.

There are various ways to prepare and use this plant. It can be taken dried leaves or infusion. Most literatures suggest that you need to take 5 to 6 grams of dried leaves per day. Dried leaves can be placed in gelatin capsule (the one I made and give to Matt’s Tita to help reduce or better eliminate her breast lumps. I used 250mg per capsule) or infusion of 1:2 fluid extract taken 3-12 ml per day. The latter is quite good if you can stand the bitterness.

Serpentina has many uses that could benefit our health. The said plant has very low toxicity and no overdosage cases have been reported. Perhaps it is because unlike any other herbs, you won’t wish to have more than the recommended dosage due to its extreme bitterness.
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December 14, 2012

Mylot: Will I Beat the Deadline?

Yikes! It is already mid-December and I am still half-way to the monthly minimum cashout in Mylot. I made my first cashout on this forum/discussion-earning site last June followed by August and November. Hopefully, I can reach the minimum value before the end of the month so I can have my fourth cashout next month. 
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December 13, 2012

NBS 2013 Calendar

Last Tuesday, we went to National Bookstore to buy the gift for Mommy's monita in our department's Christmas Party. We were handed with their 2013 Calendar. I just don't know if we were given because we reached their minimum amount purchased or it was given to every customer.
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December 11, 2012

We Don't Need Parasites!

One of the things I really get worried as first time parent is about deworming my son. I heard from Mama that she was also afraid the time I was dewormed and send me to my grandparents. She was afraid, I presume, on the worms coming out which is also one of my fears.
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December 10, 2012

Giveaway: $20 Firmoo Voucher Update

I was given a chance to host a giveaway sponsored by Firmoo, a global online optical store. For more details about the sponsor, you may visit their site and you will find wide variety for your optical needs.

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December 8, 2012

Healing galing Products: EC-27 Guava Plus Soap

This natural soap made from pure extract of guava leaves which help soften and whitens the skin. From the name itself, it can help cure 27 different skin ailments like:

Hair Loss
Skin Asthma
Body Odor/Sweating
Feminine/Masculine Wash
Vaginal Itching
Bed Sore
Chronic Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis
Skin Rashes/Allergies
Skin Infections
Scaly/Rough Skin
Warts/Skin Tags
Jock Itch
Insect Bite
Boils (pigsa)
Pityriasis Versicolor (an-an)
Prickly Heat
Althlete’s Foot.

This soap has been a perfect solution from head to toe.
I already tried this one already. I am a heavy sweater person but upon using this product, I observed that my sweating was really reduced. I did not use any deo for my underarms and yes their claim is really true.

This is not a paid post.
Chemist Dad is not affiliated with Healing Galing
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December 7, 2012

Healing Galing Products

Here are the products available in Healing Galing office (in alphabetical order). These are the products being prescribed by Dr. Edinelll Calvario, as well as their nursing assistants and trained practionioners to their patients.

Price, PhP
Banana Soap (135 grams)
Black Rice (500 grams)
Calcutab (100 tablets)
Cleansing Tea (12grams)
Eyedrops (10 ml)
Guava Soap (135 grams)
Healing Oil (60 ml)
Honey (8,12,16,24,32 oz)
Omega 3 – Fish Oil (30 capsule)
Organic Vit B12 (20 tablets)
Organic Vits B1/B6 (20/20 tablets)
Rhizome Pills (200 pills)
Seaweed Soap (135 grams)
Serpentina (20 tablets)
Tawa-tawa Tonic (150 ml)

These products are also sold in their accredited distributors. Take time to listen in their weekly radio program at Radyo5 an you might be surprised that there is a distributor in your neighborhood.

I will try to post some information on some of the products next time especially those we bought and used.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. Chemist Dad is not affiliated with Healing Galing

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December 6, 2012

Afraid of Getting Lost?

Amusement and theme parks are really in this season. I bet many kids will ask their parents to visit one of them during the holidays.
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December 5, 2012

Where is Healing Galing Office?

These are the simplest ways if you want to go to Healing Galing office not only to buy products but for a free consultation. Their office is located at

Career Development Institute
522 Quirino Hi-way,
Brgy. Talipapa,
Novaliches Quezon City

There are several ways to get to their office.

If you are from the North via NLEx, make an exit at Mindanao Avenue and take the ramp to Novaliches. Turn right at the Mindanao Avenue-Quirino Highway Crossing. Just few meters from the intersection, you will find the Man Automotive Concessionaires Corp. and just in front of it is the Healing Galing office.

If you are from Manila Area, just go to Balintawak Circle and take a jeepney bound to Novaliches Bayan. Ask the driver if he will cross Mindanao Avenue. Just drop before reaching Mindanao Avenue-Quirino Hi-way intersection in front of 7-11 and take few walks backwards.

If you have your own vehicle, it is better to go there during weekends since you can have free parking in front of Eastwest bank beside the CDI Building.

There are other ways to get to their office but the best thing you need to keep in mind is to reach the Mindanao Avenue-Quirino Hi-way intersection and the Career Development Institute Building because their office is just few walks away from the said intersection.

Disclaimer: Chemist Dad is not affiliated with Healing Galing
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December 4, 2012

Healing Galing Visit

My MIL was found to have slight Parkinson's Disease. She was given several medications by her neurologist but it seems that these medications are used for maintenance and not to cure her. I heard in one of my favorite radio program, Healing Galing about the said condition and how to treat it in natural ways.

Last Sunday, we decided to bring her at their office in Novaliches.
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December 3, 2012

Mercury Drugs' Suki DayBook

Good news for Mercury Drugs' Suki Card holder!
Suki DayBook

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December 2, 2012

Captured Moments: Levitation

This photo is taken when Matt tries to reach for the candies in the "pabitin". He was holding balloons that seems to help him levitate as he jumps.
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December 1, 2012

Made to Order Crochet Items

We started selling made to order Made to Order Crochet Items  in Momaye’s Shoppe about 3 months ago. Mommy and I agreed that she will take charge of the booties, shoes and sandals while I will do the hats. As of now, I made almost 30 hats with about 20 different designs and still counting. Here are some some of the designs.


Doing the items is really tiring but fulfilling when we received feedbacks from the customers after receiving the items.

For your orders, you may visit Momaye’s Shoppe and place your orders and other inquiries.
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November 27, 2012

Congrats Kapatid!

The Professional Regulatory Commission has released the Result of the September 2012 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) after 42 working days. Fortunately, my sister passed the said exam in the Elementary Level Category.
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A Love Story

There was this guy who has a girl friend which he considered as his best friend (same with the girl). They took the same school from pre-school, primary, secondary until college, where they took the same course. Even they are classmates from pre-school; they are not close to each other until they reached their senior years. This is one of the reasons why the guy took the same course as the girl.
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November 26, 2012

Captured Moments: Flower Power 3

Here is another batch of flowers I mentioned on my Undas 2012 post.

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November 23, 2012

Tips for Picky-Eater Kids

I observed that many kids nowadays are picky with the food they eat. Some prefer to have meat rather than veggies. Some choose processed meats like hotdogs, tocino and longanisa. As first time parent, I was worried and consider this as one of the major problem by most parents. Good thing we did not experience this kind difficulty with our son who used to eat what we eat without any hesitation. Of course you still need to be careful on the food you give to your kids.

To resolve this issue, I would like to share some tips based on my experience.

Introduce veggies at early age.
When Matt learned how to take solid foods, we preferred introducing him mashed veggies than meats. Although meat is a major source of protein needed in their growth and development, there are some alternative sources like eggs and veggies high in protein.

One of the veggies that kids hate is the bitter gourd or ampalaya. If you try to introduce this to your kids when their taste buds are starting to develop, they will surely familiarize with its taste making this as one of their favorites.

We also used to give Matt oregano extract mixed with his milk every morning to prevent him from getting cough and colds thus making him familiar with bitter taste. Furthermore, this will help your kids to love taking medicine. In our case, Matt loves to take medicine whatever the taste is.

Switch food varieties.
To prevent being bored about the food they eat, try to switch every now and then. Better give them different meals daily.

When we introduced Matt with baby foods like Cerelac and/or Gerber we used to buy different variant in small packages and give him different flavour every week. Furthermore, try to make your own baby food. This is lot cheaper compared to those sold in the market.

Make your own.
If your kids start to love processed foods, make your own. Processed meats are considered unhealthy because of the artificial flavorings and colors. Making your own processed food does not only give you confident of the healthy food but you are sure that these foods are safe and sanitized.

I used to make my own skinless longanisa and chicken tocino where Matt loves to have it in his plate. Maybe one day, I will make my own hotdogs too. LOL.

Mask your food.
How? If your kids do not want to eat veggies, why not use them as major ingredient in making their favourite dishes. For example, if your kids love burgers, try to make use of veggies like hearty burger (banana blossoms). You may also try making squash pancake or siomai made of kalabasa and sardines.

Matt loves the hearty burger

Another way to mask your veggies is make dried of it and incorporate them in your meal. I used to make dried malunggay leaves, grind it and add them in soups and other meals.

I hope this will help in someways to parents having picky-eater kids.

How about you, do you have any tips to prevent kids from being picky?
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November 22, 2012

500-Pesos Worth of Crochet Items Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the winners of
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I joined a photo contest and hopefully gets into finals. Here is my entry:

A simple shot of sun at high noon which seems to be mistaken as a full moon.

You can visit my entry HERE. Please don't forget to hit the LIKE button. Thanks in advance.

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Giveaway: 500-Pesos Worth of Crochet Items

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November 21, 2012

Capture Moments: Golden Cross

This picture was taken way back Black Saturday 2009 before the parade of images of different saints. I was supposed to take picture of the float behind when the kid carrying the cross when it passed in front of me. 

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November 20, 2012

Jose Rizal Wearing Barong?

I just observed that most monuments by Dr. Jose Rizal wears black suit even we consider him as our National Hero, we will rarely found him wearing our National Dress for men, the Barong Tagalog. An exemption is here in our Alma Mater, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), where you can see him wearing Barong.
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November 19, 2012

Free Blogger Event: $200 Amazon Giveaway Sign-Up

$200 Amazon Giveaway

(Note: this is not yet the actual contest)
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November 18, 2012

Captured Moments: Merging

I tried to get a panoramic view using merged photos for the first time. This is taken during our Undas (Part one and two) vacation at our hometown.

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November 17, 2012

Movie Sharing: The Revolutionary Road

This movie was released on 2008 with a setting of  1950’s, based on the novel by Richard Yates.

It is a story of young couple named Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet)
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November 16, 2012

Captured Moments: Photo Collection

Photo Collection

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I am going to post some of the photos I collected during our 3-day vacation in our hometown. Here they are:

Candle in the Wind
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November 15, 2012

It is More Fun to Learn Talking

Sometimes, teaching your kids to talk makes both of you bored if done routinely. In all aspect, learning needs to be incorporated with fun. Here are some tips on how to have fun while teaching your kids to talk.
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November 14, 2012

Captured Moments: Cat's Eye

I was supposed to take picture of these cat while sleeping but suddenly wakes up as I approach. Instead of sleeping cat, here's what I got.

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November 13, 2012

Talkative Matt

Matt is very talkative nowadays. One funny thing about him is that he keeps on repeating something he says until you repeat or agree with it. When you ask him, “Sino ang madaldal? (Who’s talkative?)”, he will answer ‘Mamatt”, pertaining to himself. Many said that this trait is being inherited.Since Mommy and I were silent type of persons, we often joked that he used to inherit this from Mama. That’s why when we asked him, “Kanino ka nagmana? (Where did you inherit that?) ”, he will reply “Mama”.
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November 12, 2012

My Page Rank

After almost a year since I started my blog, I reached PR 1. Yehey! I was surprised as I browse and update my blog this morning.

In connection to this, Mommy and I were planning to purchase our own domain. Can you help us on how to get our own domain?  Thanks in advance.

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Captured Moments: Shiela Mae

Shiela Mae

Just trying to take photos of people. 
This is a stolen shot of my cousin’s daughter at the cemetery during last November 01, 2012. Hope that this one looks fine. 

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November 11, 2012

Toddlers Develpoment

Matt exhibits some acts that we think in advance compared to his age. At 29 months, he can easily identify and recite the alphabet, can recognize numbers as well as count from 1-20, can distinguish not only the primary colors but others too including fuchsia, can identify the basic parts of the body, can sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Bahay Kubo" in correct tunes (good thing he did not acquire singing talent from me. hehehe). He can also hold pen and colors firmly and make doodles.
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November 10, 2012

Movie Sharing: The Descendants

Photo Source

I just finished watching this movie, based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. This movie was released on December 2011 which starred George Clooney as Matt King, a trustee of a huge land in one of the islands in Hawaii.

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November 9, 2012

Undas 2012 (part 2)

I woke up early to catch the sunrise in our backyard. I also took a chance to shoot some things to be added in my collection (I will post them here soon).
Sunrise at Nueva Ecija
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November 8, 2012

Undas 2012 (part 1)

We headed our hometown 4am November 01, 2012 to avoid the traffic. Then we took a short rest and proceed to the cemetery where Tatay (grandfather) lied. We found there Nanay and two of my cousin’s kids. Here they are playing with Matt.

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November 7, 2012

Captured Moments: Afraid of Heights

I was really afraid of heights and all I can have is a photo of this grain storage in my workplace which stands about 5-storey building. 

For almost ten years of working in the same plant, still, I wasn't able to climb this up to the top.
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November 6, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Chicken Tacos

Here's another way to enjoy tacos instead of what we had last time (See it HERE).

A bit or shredded cabbage
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Giveaway: LG Smart TV

This giveaway is hosted by Mom Powered Media and co-hosted by  PR Mom AmbassadorFamily Love & Other StuffThe Crazy Nuts Mom and Zoes Printable Coupons.
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November 2, 2012

Captured Moments: Flower Power 2

Here's part two of my "Flower Power" photos. Lovely, isn't it?

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October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I was scanning my photo files early this morning when I got this picture of Matt. Mommy placed her hair over him to see how he looks like in case he became a girl.  Perhaps irritated by the hair or he already understood what we planned, he keeps on moving and rolling over. Instead of having a photo of a little girl, we had this "Chuckie" image ready for revenge. LOL.

Happy Halloween to all!
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Papa @54

Today, October 31, 2012 is Papa’s 54th birthday. Though we will not be able to go home today since we still have work, we will just request him for a treat tomorrow. Haha

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October 30, 2012

Disposable or Cloth Diaper?

When we had Matt, we used to buy disposable diapers. We tried almost all of the brands in the market to compare and find what fits Matt.  Every payday, we bought two large packs for just half-month consumption.
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October 27, 2012

Mechanical Engineer? (Part 2)

Before, Matt is trying to fix his ride-on toy, (you may check it HERE) but now he is with the real thing. While Papa is fixing Jaby, Matt hurried to him and pick up the screw drivier and try to imitate what Papa does. 
Will he really be a mechanical engineer or he is just trying to explore things? 

Matt and Papa fixing Jaby
Time to test Jaby

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October 26, 2012

Captured Moments: Day's End

While waiting for the auditor's report last Wednesday, I got a chance to take photo of sunset that looks like there is a huge flame in the sky.

For me, sunset alwyas represents hope. A hope that there are still days to come to complete all your unfinished tasks for the day.

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