Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BC Bloggers Meme: Things That Make You Happy

     Congratulations Mommy Sanna of woman scribbles for getting the most number of votes for the topic: Things That Make You Happy. I used to be unaware of what blogging is and I got this frown on my face when I read about "Meme" and wondered how to do it. I'm glad that through BC Bloggers I learn about new things. Blogging also encourages me to write more. In a writing workshop I attended which I wrote about in my other blog My Romance Novels a writer said that -- to be a serious writer, one must make writing a habit. I have to devote myself to "a writing time" everyday to make the words flow in my mind. If you want to experience the joy of blogging and meeting new people, click this link: mommy diary.

Here are the: Things That Make Me Happy:
#1. My family
with my hubby
My Kids, Allen and Ian
also my parents, my only brother Kuya Gboy and his wife Ate Thelma (they said: "No pictures please...")
     Spending time with the family calms me and makes my heart feel so healthy. Hearing my kids' laughter and my hubby's "bolero" power lines make me feel younger. My mother's cooking is the best and my father is the kindest person I know. My Kuya's combined intelligence and down to earth attitude makes me proud to be his sister and of course his success is made possible from the inspiration he saw in Ate. Thank you to my family for making me feel happy and loved.

#2. Reading the Parent Communication Notebook and meeting with my kids' teachers. Joining my kids in their Educational tour and school activities is a great bonding experience.

#3. My Friends, Co-Specialist and former office mates I meet from time to time. I am not blessed with enough time and resources to post all their pictures here. I'd mention their names, instead:
Trichelle (her other nickname: Pat) please visit her very informative blog: baonkobento
Janette, Florence, Joseph, Randy and Abby
Che, Ma'am Edith, Ate Myra, Meo, Dennis and Gil
Fam, Arvie, Joy, Res, Faith, She, Ariane and Juvy

     I seldom mention this but bumping into former classmates in elementary, high school and college makes me happy too!

#4. Having a few minutes to stay in a place surrounded by people (often times a food court or fast food!) and scribble something on my notebook that I could use in my novel.

#5. Now, here are the small things that I guess this world has to make a person like me happy:
*Ice cream -- I am a frequent customer of Dairy Queen but I just love ice cream even if it's a Selecta Cornetto or a Soft Serve ice cream in a convenient store, eating ice cream puts a smile on my face
*Cakes --I hope I could have another Conti's Cake-after-Cake Dinner... Birthdays are not complete without a cake! In my case, even if it isn't any one's birthday I buy cakes when I want to. :)
*Cheesecakes at Cheesecakes, etc., Mc Cafe and Dome Cafe
* Milk Tea-- make that Wintermelon Milk Tea
*Iced Coffee and Frap
*Yummy cheeseburgers, onion rings and and ice cold rootbeer 
*Cold Triple Chocolate Champorado
*Halo-halo-- at Razon's and Kabigting's
*Pizza, pasta and super cold beer
     Whew! That was quite a list...of food! Aside from food, I also feel happy when I finish reading a romance novel. I like it when I hear cheesy lines and love quotes. Well, there's so much to be happy about. Thank you to our Almighty Father for all of our gifts. Happiness is a choice!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Diamond Candles ~ A Ring In Every Candle ~ Review & Giveaway Campaign

     Ms. Jhenz Balatico is having the Diamond Candles ~ A Ring In Every Candle ~ Review & Giveaway Campaign. It is open to the first 100 Bloggers. Follow this link and sign up!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grilled Tomato Katipunan Branch

     Just found these pictures this evening while arranging some files in my laptop. These were taken during a quick dinner at Grilled Tomato Katipunan. Here I'll share them with you...

Strawberry Yoghurt Drink
This only costs P65
Milo Overload P60
     For our beverage, I chose the Strawberry Yoghurt Drink and my hubby had the Milo Overload. Both were great. Between the two I like the one with strawberry better. I have this fondness for strawberries. When it comes to a strawberry drink an artificial fruity taste is a big no-no. Glad this one didn't have one. 

Beef Gyro

Beef Kebab Meal
     I tried their Beef Gyro; a Gyro or Gyro sandwich is a thin pita bread filled with slices of tomato, onion and meat. It tasted good even if the plating is not attractive. My hubby had the Beef Kebab Meal. He didn't enjoy his meal. He was a bit disappointed with the serving portion and presentation of the dish. The cost of the meal was P100 and we paid P65 for the Gyro. Funny that the beverages turned out to be the stars of the show rather than the Kebab dishes.

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