I am loving this Margarita drink

It was Sunday when I was invited to attend a late birthday dinner at Red Lobster restaurant. Ms.D is celebrating her 48th birthday. You cannot guess her age because she looks so young. It took me 30 minutes to reach the restaurant.

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Ms. D, the birthday celebrant order the Margarita drink. It has frozen ice in it. You can also order the other kind if you want. Ms. D asks me to try the Margarita. I remember my last time drinking Margarita was 2001. It was the day when I met my boyfriend now my husband. It has been a very long time since I drink the Margarita.

I am driving and Ms. D just take a sip from the straw. I think I sip five times. I really loved this Margarita drink. It tastes so delicious. I cannot wait to try this drink this summer.

How about you? Do you drink Margarita as well?

Happy 12th birthday to my dearest son

I cannot believe that the premature baby weighs 5 pounds and 4 oz that I gave birth 12 years ago is now weighs 86 pounds. I weigh 88 pounds when I first came in America. Where did the time went? I still remember the moment when I was admitted at the hospital on the 1st of February for my doctor to stop my contraction. I was only 7 months pregnant. I was sent home the next day but that night I was admitted at the hospital because my contraction started again. I gave birth to a baby at 11:45 that night of February 3rd.

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My K has been through a lot as a premature baby. He was born healthy despite being born early. He has the speech therapy until now. Now he talks a lot. He is a very strong kid. He is very shy yet kind to other people. He loves sports like hockey and football. He is my crazy driver who loves to drive the golf cart and especially his ATV.

What I love about my son is? He is a very simple kid. He is easy to please. He has his moment as a typical boy does. He is growing so fast and almost a teen-ager now. He is very respectful and loves his little sister and always protect her. They are the best buddies for life.

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I wish my son the best in life to offer. May all your dream comes true son. Always remember to being kind to other people. I love you more that you ever know. I will always be here for you no matter what.

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We had a simple birthday for my son yesterday. He does not want a birthday party. He wants to eat at Chinese buffet which we did at lunch time as they only have the half day at school that day. He also wants Lego like Police and Fire Station as birthday gifts. Grandma and Grandpa gave him Xbox 360 games as he likes to play. The little sister gave him a card and inside is a $12 from her own money.

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He invited a classmate from school who is his buddy. He does not want a birthday cake. The younger sister helped me bake and decorated it. It was a simple birthday for my son. I am glad that he had a fun birthday.

The best gift I received during my birthday

I turned 41 years old last month and three days exactly today. I am fine if I do not receive any gifts on my birthday. My husband will not allow that to happen. He always told me that my birthday is not fair.

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I was born on the 25th and it happens that it is also Christmas Day.

I am very simple and simple things make me happy like this birthday card that my husband and our son gave me. The birthday card is very funny and adorable.

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My husband always include one dollar every time. He is not a cheap but very funny indeed. I think I received 12 one dollar if I keep the money. Unfortunately, I did not save them. I also received winter coat, blanket and winter boots aside from the card and that one dollar.

Happy birthday to the best father in the world

My father should celebrate his 78th birthday today. Unfortunately, he went to heaven when he was 69 years old. He almost made it on his 70th birthday. I missed my father so very much. He is indeed the best father in the world.


Happy birthday Papa. I missed you so very much :-(
Happy birthday Papa. I missed you so very much 🙁

My father is very workaholic. Time is very important to him. He wakes up before the sun rise. He used to work at the school where I graduated my college. He works in the maintenance department. He is the best painter. He is the best carpenter too. I am so proud of him every time I see him at school.


The first and last time that my son see his Grandpa
The first and last time that my son see his Grandpa

It breaks my heart while writing about my father. I am a Daddy’s girl. I looked like my father too. I remembered he was so proud of me when I graduated my college. I dedicated all my success to my Dad. Despite being poor he makes sure that his kids will have the best education.

I am very thankful to God that my husband reminds me of my Dad. They both very workaholic. They take good care of their family to give them the best. They both also are impatient. My husband said that our son looks like my father too. It makes me very happy that part of my father is in my son.

Here are some pictures that I love. I really like this picture of my father. The first picture I think was at my half brother’s wedding.  The other picture is with my Mom, my Dad and my son. This was my son’s first time to visit the Philippines in 2003. It was also the last time he saw his Grandpa. I love his picture too. My son is playing with his Grandpa. This picture will always play a special place in my heart. My little girl never see her Grandpa but she visited him at the cemetery.

I want to wish my father a happy birthday. I cannot see and hug you personally. You are always in my heart forever. I want to thank you Papa for all the love and inspiration. I love you very much. You are indeed the best father for me in the universe.

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Remembering my Aunt on her birthday

Today is the birthday of my Aunt Letty. She should turn 72 years old. Unfortunately, she went to heaven to join God. Aunt Letty is my Mom’s big sister. They are only two years apart. My Mom used to do my Aunt Letty’s laundry. I also cleaned her house while my Mom is doing their laundry. 

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My Aunt Letty is like my second mother. I missed her so very much. She is the best aunt in the entire world. She helped my family a lot and especially me. She helped me with my school and even when I was applying for a job. She helped me to pass all the job requirements. I will never ever forget my Aunt Letty. We have happy memories together as aunt and niece. I love her very much.

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I did not see her for the last time when she went to heaven. I did visit her grave last year when my daughter and I visited the Philippines. My Mom and my niece was with us too. We brought her flowers. I know that she loved flowers. It was a very warm day. We said our prayers and stayed in her grave for a while.

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It is very hard for me to talk to her through prayers. I missed her advice. I missed our joke and the laughter we had. I missed the time when we ate together in her house after finishing the laundry and cleaned her house. My Aunt has the money but she stays humble which I loved about her.

Happy birthday Aunt Letty and I know that you are looking down from heaven for us. I want to say thank you very much for everything. I love you so very much.

She is ready to go shopping

I bought this Hello Kitty outfit for my little girl last month. I plan to let her wear the outfit when she goes to school this September. The purse she is carrying is from her 5th birthday given by my friend. It is a pink bag and it is a designer bag. I think she is a lucky girl to receive this purse as a gift on her birthday. 

She is ready to go shopping

I was in the kitchen doing something I forgot. She told me and said that she is ready to go shopping. I told her to stay where she is and will take a picture of her. I think he looks cute especially when she said she is ready to go shopping.

She is indeed my shopping partner. She brings this purse once in while when we go shopping. How about you? Is your little girl your shopping partner too?

I am linking this entry to the 1st day of August blog photo challenge.

Happy 33rd birthday to you brother

Today is my youngest brother J’s birthday. He turns 33 years old. I want to greet him a “Happy birthday” brother J. I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. I wish you good health. Please take good care of your health. Please stay away from drinking too much. It is not good for you and your health.

This is our last picture taken while my daughter and I were in the Philippines at Raagas beach. This was July 15th of 2012. This is our last day in Cagayan de Oro City, my home town. I am not there in person but please have a piece of cake for me. Please enjoy your birthday. I love you even if you are a pain in the butt. Please extend my warmest regards to everybody.

I am linking this entry to the 22nd day of blog photo challenge.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you have been to

There is no place in the world that I rather be now except in the Philippines particularly in my home town, Cagayan de Oro City. I left my heart in Cagayan de Oro City. There is no place like home.

GOD is so great that HE allowed me and my daughter to visit the Philippines. I am not really looking forward for a very long flight. I am thankful that despite of the delayed and canceled of our flights; we arrived safely back home to New York. I spent most of the time with my Mom who I did not see for six (6) long years. I did not visit beautiful tourist spots but I did spend my precious time with the most important person in my life which is my Mom. I am sorry to my friends that I did not spend more time with them. I hope that you forgive me. I will let the pictures describe it for you. Please forgive me for uploading many pictures.

I never forget the moment that I am looking down at my home town, Cagayan de Oro City, up in the air.

PhotobucketIt was such a big relief when our plane, Philippine Airlines, landed in Lumbia airport on the 29th day of June 2012.

PhotobucketMy Mom and my niece P stayed with us in our hotel room. We stayed at Country Village hotel in Carmen. I wanted to stay in my Mom’s house to save some money but my little girl will not allow me. She loves the pool at the hotel we stayed.

PhotobucketThere is two free complimentary breakfast in the hotel. I let my little girl and her cousin gets the free. My Mom and I choose our own breakfast food. I am very privileged to spend my Mom’s 69th birthday too.

PhotobucketMy two sisters flew from Cebu City to spend my niece 8th birthday at Opol Beach.

PhotobucketDuring the morning, I spent my time in my Mom’s house. My little girl met her cousins and meet new friends as well. I am having a hard time using my debit cards to use when we go out. What I do is?

PhotobucketI send my Mom some money and the two of us picked it up at a pawn shop. It works this way. I can use some cash.

PhotobucketWe eat most of the time at Jollibee Vamenta in Carmen with my Mom, my two nieces D and P. My little girl loves to eat pancake and spaghetti. I also enrolled her at a Jollibee Kids club.

PhotobucketWe went to Raagas beach. The water is blurry because it rained most of the night. My little girl loves the beach.

PhotobucketWe stayed in my Mom’s room just to talk and spent quality time together. This is use to be my room when I was a teenager.

I hope that you enjoy our pictures. They are not beautiful but I am happy that I spent most of our time with my Mom and my family. I am linking this entry to the 5th day of blog challenge. Today’s task is about a picture of somewhere you have been to.

Victoria’s Secret gift cards that I received on my birthday

Christmas is my birthday. I am very lucky to share my birthday to those who believe in the spirit of Christmas. I remember growing up; Christmas is the best holiday for me until now still is. I might not have a grand birthday growing up. I am still very happy that people are celebrating Christmas with joy and laughter.

I remember that I only get to buy new clothes during my birthday. My Dad received an extra salary during Christmas. He gives each kid $25 to spend. This is the only way that I can buy new clothes for myself. I am still thankful for that. I missed my Dad so very much. It has been eight (8) years since the last time I saw him. He is in heaven now watching his kids and grandkids growing up.

Now that I live in America, I received gifts on my birthday. I prepare celebrating Christmas with my kids. My husband always gives me something on my birthday so as my parent’s-in-law. My husband and my Mom gave me Victoria’s Secret gift cards. I want to say thank you to my husband and to my Mom. They both know my guilty pleasure. My husband gave me a $100 while my Mom gave me a $50. I used the two gift cards yesterday online.

What about you? Do you like to receive gift card on your birthday? Do you prepare cash?

I am linking this 3rd entry to blog photo challenge.