The view from the park, view of Waianae Range and down below is Makakilo, I love to look at that view, the clouds playing with the mountain range, the houses on top of the hills and you can see the busy freeway down below.
We went to the park today and burn some fats! (after all the foods I've posted and ate, its time to burn it now lol) this park is where we usually spend our weekend afternoon, hubby and his son are playing basketball while I do the walking and cycling around the park, fresh air, sun and burning calories, feels good! guess what we have for dinner!
After burning some fats, here we go again adding more! lol, before we went to the park I've marinated this Kalbis for dinner. Now I'm thinking, am i doing the right thing?! tsk tsk, me and hubby can't resist the yummy KALBIS, hahaha, We'll just burn fats again next week.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The view from the park, view of Waianae Range and down below is Makakilo, I love to look at that view, the clouds playing with the mountain range, the houses on top of the hills and you can see the busy freeway down below.
Friday, March 28, 2008
While I'm still at Cebu I always buy tempura at street, I can't resist the smell of the friend tempura. Its unsanitary to dip your tempura in the souce, but there one vendor I like coz you can only deep your temputa on stick in the sauce ONCE!, after you bite it she will never allow you to dip again because its unsanitary and many people already was contaminated with hepatitis due to tempura dipping!, well sometimes I just buy frozen tempura and cook it my self so I can dip and dip and dip as I wanted! hehehe but honestly the tempura they sold at the street taste best! I don't know why!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
(Mao kini ang akung DRAMA karung adlawa ang title kay "TINUNUAN")
This is my DRAMA today "The Coconut MILK", my "Ginataan or Binignit" is a little late for the easter, supposed I have cooked this last week but the banana is not yet ripe, well it's better than nothing. Hubby will be happy cause he loves to eat Binignit but surely he will complain! my binignit is not purple, he's used to binignit which is purple in color, well, the sweet potato I bought is not that purple and I don't want to add food coloring. "Just imagine it's purple my hubby!" lol
And another "ginataang gulay" (ano ba yan pinakbet na may gata? parang overcooked!) lol, yah it's overcooked! lol I'm fishing for opps while I'm cooking the vegetables and sad to say I didn't catch anything today!
Oh well, I will just enjoy my Ginataang gulay and the binignit. KAIN TAYO!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
yah this bunnies and duckies are at large hehehe nah just kidding, I want to share this simple treats to all my blogger friends this is all I can afford ;), hope you will enjoy my sweet treat.
This morning we went to town and I ask hubby to stop by our favorite pastries shop, I was so charmed by this bunnies and duckies so I took pictures of them an plan to post it to GREET YAH ALL "HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER, MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS YOU".
Thursday, March 20, 2008
(Ang bisdak kay ka tag-an asa ni nga pungko-pungko dapita, sigi daw be!)
If you are BISDAK! for sure you know "pongko-pongko", and now your mouth might be watering and missing the foods at pongko-pongko another type of street food vending machine hahaha, why we call it "pongko-pongko" pongko means to sit down in cebuano, to sit down on a simple stool and a simple table with wide array of viands and puso (rice wrap in young coconut leaves boiled to cook), the viands includes almost all are cooked FRIED lumpia, ngoyung, bulad, hotdog, tungul, ukoy, fish, except for boiled egg =), vinegar in chili and soy sauce are free.
Usually they are operates at late afternoon till dawn. hhmmm sounds like BISDAK people are nocturnal?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
If you go Cebu City and want to have a good deal of your money, LARSIAN is the place to eat. I missed Larsian the b-b-q and puso the souce, the nukus bulad sinugba, thats being Bisdak, simple living, simple food. I missed my life in cebu, I call it home for 10 years, I love Cebu so much.
Larsian is open from late afternoon to early morning, a wide alley of barbecue stands to choose from, bizarre to descent bbq, puso, balut too. Bizarre coz you can find there chicken intestines, neck, gizzards, balut and more. =)
If we decide to retire in Philippines one day, We choose to retire in Cebu.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The ex-Beatle was ordered Monday to shell out $48.7 million to his estranged wife, Heather Mills, putting an end to their lengthy and extremely bitter divorce battle.
Mills and McCartney became lovers in 1999, married in June 2002 and separated in late April, 2006. Without a prenup prior to marriage Mills sought a financial divorce deal of $250 million while McCartney offered $30 million.
The judge gave Heather Mills hundreds of millions of dollars less than she wanted after finding her "inconsistent" and "less than candid," according to a scathing judgment made public Tuesday.
"She was a less than impressive witness," says the judge, Justice Bennett. "The wife for her part must have felt rather swept off her feet by a man as famous as the husband. I think this may well have warped her perception leading her to indulge in make-belief."
As for Mills's appearance in court and documentation she provided to support her financial claim, the judge said: "I am driven to the conclusion that much of her evidence, both written and oral, was not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid."
Monday, March 17, 2008
I really wonder why the surf riders call the big 20-40 footer waves "EDDIE would GO", why they call it EDDIE? I ask my hubby why and he said a few things that EDDIE try to save the people on board the HOKULEA, I just get more confused, after last night on our local news they feature the so called legendary "EDDIE AIKAU", he was born May 4, 1946, and sacrifice his life.
I was so touch about the story of this humble man, in fact I'm in tears while reading it, and I want to share it with you guys. Today March 17, 2008 marks the 30th years of his heroism.
THAT Eddie would go was never seriously in doubt. After a night of clinging to the overturned hull of capsized voyaging canoe Hokule'a, ignored by close-passing ships and aircraft, flares sputtering futilely in the darkness, and islands growing smaller on the churning horizon, in the mid-morning of March 17, 1978, crewman Eddie Aikau insisted on paddling his surfboard for help.
Lanai, he estimated, was only 12 miles away.
But the canoe was being battered by choppy waves and gale-force winds, and the capsized hull rode low in the water, making it difficult to accurately gauge distance. After a conference among the Hokule'a's officers, they decided Eddie could go; indeed, he could not be restrained. Aikau tied the surfboard leash to his ankle and a portable strobe light and some oranges around his neck, and hesitantly tied a life jacket around his waist.
Aikau estimated it would take five hours to reach land. As he paddled away, crew members held hands and said a prayer. Some saw Aikau ditch the clumsy life jacket a few hundred feet from the canoe hull. Others saw him on his knees, paddling strongly, the board riding up and over the grumbling whitecaps, peeking into sight, smaller and smaller as he stroked away. No one ever saw Eddie Aikau again.
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Finally Halle Berry gaves birth to a baby girl on sunday.
The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.
Berry first announced her pregnancy in September last year, when she was three months along.
During her pregnancy, the Oscar, Emmy and Razzie winner told InStyle she felt "fantastic" thanks to eating right and keeping fit with yoga, swimming, light weights and an elliptical machine. "Right now I just have so much joy and energy," she said. "I can just go and go and go."
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Hubby ask me if I want to have a dinner cruise with him one day last year, that was my Birthday month so he treat me for dinner every weekend that whole month (sweet huh) well of course I say yes since I haven't experience it yet and dinner cuise sound so ROMANTIC, so he said go online and book for two for tonight (ang lola so excited) so we went and Since the cruise is about two hours by Waikiki and its summer so I am sure the ocean is calm, and Waikiki is southern part of the island the swell is not that bad, so I didn't take any sea sick medicine.
We went on board with all the tourist, the dinner is serve when the catamaran move out to the ocean. dinner is followed by show including hula dance and a lot of things. After the dinner we went on the viewing deck to catch the sunset and watch the island view from the ocean, and the lola is starting to have SEA SICK! I feel nauseous and I spot a couch and laid there and I'm praying that two hours will be over! I want dry land I dont want to stay longer on that catamaran I'm dying and I want to threw up! eeewwwwwwwww and I did threw up, (sayang and dinner ko) my dinner went to waste hahahaha, I even missed the show coz I was lying on hubbys lap! Theres no ROMANTIC dinner cruise for me =(
Now hubby ask me he want to buy a small boat again for fishing and leisure(He have one before) and I don't know I love the ocean but the thing is I don't know how to swim and I easily get seasick, the ocean obviously doesn't like me hahahaha
few shot I took of the famous diamond head crater near Waikiki, (if you watch snake on the plane you can see this crater on start of the film)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
This was at La Coruna Spain, a Gigantic waves that sweeps up the cars on the road and some people walking, good thing no body was hurt. That looks like a tsunami or tidal wave to me. Is that a normal kind of wave in Spain? I will be freaking screaming in panic if I will be near that kind waves. Thats dangerous kind already. If thats normal wave in Spain probably they won't build any barrier along the coastline to prevent monster waves and protect the motorist.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Hawaiian have their own style when it comes to Jewelries, usually the Hawaiian jewelries design are engrave with Local Hawaiian flowers like plumeria, ginger flower, bird of paradise, also local Hawaiian leaves and bamboos, animals and fish like dolphin, tail of wale, hono or turtles. Outrigger canoe, paddle and hawaiian fish hook.
I like the bracelet with Hawaiian assorted flowers its so pretty and so hawaiian.
Mount Waialeale, "Waialeale" means "Rippling Water" with a height of 5,148 feet (1,569 m).
Waialeale is one of the world's wettest spots. Over a period of 32 years the average annual rainfall was 460 inches (11,685 mm), the highest in the world. In 1982, 666 inches (16,916 mm) of rain were recorded on the peak, establishing an official record. Only a few miles away, however, the rainfall drops dramatically to only 10 inches (250 mm) a year.
Nice to spot this mountain is by Hanalei lookout, even that far you can view the falls running down from the peak of mount Waialeale. What a spectacular view.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Girls favorite accessories, I really love this ring here, simply because its beauty and the design is so elegant. I personally like pearl surrounded by diamonds, it's so sophisticated, it's so wow in my eyes, and it's so ouch in my pocket! hehehe, I like set jewelries, it's a good investment though, I don't know if its practical or not. I always search for good designs and also trying to make my own design, a little bit simple is elegant to the eyes.
This is Kauai Island taken obviously from the sky :), its near airport already upon touchdown. The garden isle as the locals call it, its so enchanting, the views are breath tacking. It's just a small island though but historical and the oldest island among the Hawaiian Island chains. Almost every local people here know each other, so laid back than Honolulu. One of the beautiful spots here is the Waimea canyon by Kokee, Kalalau lookout, dry caves by north shore, the spouting horn by Poipu. Surfers visit this place too, to catch waves by north shore. It so amazing place. I'm so fascinated by the water falls. And did you know that the wettest place on earth is located in Kauai Island, the mount Waialeale. Watch out for more pictures of KAUAI'S Wonders.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Morticia Angie was snapped in all her maternal glory dropping Maddox off at school in Austin, Texas on Monday,she also shop for books at Barnes & Noble. What a sweet mom Angie is, even she have scary moments of her pregnancy she still manage to drop their kids at school and have time with them.
THE HOOK UP
"Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight, 34, went for a lover's stroll with his San Francisco State freshman boyfriend Mark Cornelsen -- and his dogs -- in L.A. on Sunday.
I'm not so fan of Grey's Anatomy and I'm a bit surprise of this captured moments,maybe I'm so late of the latest but I want to share this to you guys.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
We get so crazy about Korean food so last night we decided to go to our favorite Korean restaurant, it's a buffet type eat all you can, and we satisfy our cravings with their oh so good foods the kalbi's, korean bbq spicy meat, the steaks, fresh shrimp that we grill on our table meat and fish jun, the calamari, and the spicy massles yum yum...
I opt homecooking and I end up cooking some of our meal hehehe but this is what we like in this Korean resto, cooking our kalbi, korean spicy bbq, some of beef steak, shrimp, it was to fun, but hmmm where are the raw oysters? how come they don't have it last night? anyway we really love the food and the spicy yummy kimchi and daikon... all the food where so delicious...
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Another Season of Dancing with the Star on MONDAY, MARCH 17 (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET)
ADAM CAROLLA & JULIANNE HOUGH - Comedian and radio host, Adam Carolla, (host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Adam Carolla Show) teams with reigning two-time defending Dancing with the Stars champion, Julianne Hough. Julianne returns for her third season.
CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE & CHERYL BURKE - International film star, Cristián de la Fuente (Family Law, CSI: Miami), teams up with two-time champ, Cheryl Burke. Cheryl returns for her fifth season.
SHANNON ELIZABETH & DEREK HOUGH - Film and television star, Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, That 70s Show) is paired with Derek Hough who returns for his second season. Derek is the older brother of Julianne Hough and was paired with Jennie Garth last season.
STEVE GUTTENBERG & ANNA TREBUNSKAYA - Movie star, Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Three Men And A Baby, Short Circuit and Cocoon), teams with Anna Trebunskaya who returns for her third season. Anna is married to professional dancer Jonathan Roberts, who also returns for another season.
PENN JILLETTE & KYM JOHNSON - Magician, Penn Jillette, one-half of the famous illusionist team Penn & Teller, teams with Kym Johnson who returns for her fourth season. Kym was runner-up alongside partner, Joey Fatone in season four.
MARIO & KARINA SMIRNOFF - R&B star, Mario, teams with Karina Smirnoff who returns for her fourth season. Karina was runner-up alongside partner Mario Lopez during the third season of Dancing with the Stars.
MARLEE MATLIN & FABIAN SANCHEZ - Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God) teams up with newcomer Fabian Sanchez. Fabian is the 2006 World Mambo Champion, a four-time Fred Astaire National Champion and the United States Rising Star, and the 1999 American Rhythm Champion.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL - Actor and businesswoman, Priscilla Presley (Naked Gun, Dallas) is paired with Louis van Amstel who returns for his fourth season. Louis was most recently paired with Monique Coleman.
MONICA SELES & JONATHAN ROBERTS - Grand Slam tennis champion, Monica Seles, teams up with Jonathan Roberts who returns for his fifth season. Jonathan finished in third place last season alongside partner Marie Osmond.
JASON TAYLOR & EDYTA SLIWINSKA - NFL Man of the Year, Jason Taylor, teams with Edyta Sliwinska. Edyta is the only pro to compete in all six seasons of Dancing with the Stars.
MARISSA JARET WINOKUR & TONY DOVOLANI - Tony Award winning Broadway star, Marissa Jaret Winokur, best known for creating the role of "Tracy Turnblad" in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, teams with Tony Dovolani who returns for his fifth season. Tony was previously paired with Jane Seymour.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI & MARK BALLAS - Olympic champion figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi, teams up with Mark Ballas who returns for his second season. Mark was previously paired with Sabrina Bryan.
Friday, March 7, 2008
It's ALOHA friday, but me and hubby are not planning to spend the night out, we want to spend our quality friday night time at home enjoying a bottle of good white wine, alone with each other watching TV and sharing any kind thoughts... This is how we spend our quality time together, we are not so party people hehehe... Have a fun and wonderful weekend friends.
LeAnne Rimes is digging for something! ewww that looks gross, "the number you dial is busy right now, try dial again later"! I repeat "the number you dial is not available at the moment please dial again later"!, please hang up and try your luck later!
I cant believe this is Nicky Hilton, shes so skinny,she was walking from a street in L.A., isn't she afraid that she looks like anorexic. Hey Nicky did you know that you're too skinny and that doesn't look good! I don't want to be that skinny, thats not sexy at all, thats scary already... (hahabulin ka nang ASO nyan cg ka, akalain bulalo! :)) )
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I found this article in our local paper couple days ago. This is a sort of good and bad idea, the bad thing is when brokers sets in... I'm sure we all have different opinions and reactions about this article.
The changing attitudes about love and marriage in rich Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea are pushing many bachelors to seek out brides in other, poorer nations around the region.
Many Asian men particularly those in rural areas, tend to seek traditional wives who will stay home, doing chores and raising children.
An economic boom in recent decades, means women have options their mother didn't. Better educated, they can have careers -ans opt to stay single until Prince Charming shows up, if he ever does.
Instead the men increasingly seek women from countries such as China, Vietnam and the Philippines, where income level are much lower.
The practice has led to some complaints of abuse and exploitation, particularly when the unions are arranged by third-party brokers.
The men "have more bargaining power" when they travel to poorer countries, "some of this men are looking for the sort of women they can't find (in their own countries)-women to wash their clothes, submissive women."
The trend marks a significant shift in countries that have long been ethnically homogenous. Some local South Korean governments, eager to improve the birthrate in an aging country, even subsidized trips abroad for men seeking foreign wives.
Overall, one in eight South Korean marriages involve a foreigner, according to teh Korean Statistics Office.
In Japan the percentages of mixed marriages rose from 1.88 to 6.1 percent in 2005, according to government population survey that year.According to Japanese insurance industry, more than half of Japanese women in their late 20s are still single, up from 30 percent two decades ago and most single women ages 35-54 have no plans to marry.
Marriages brokers charge up to $20,000 to fly lonely men to places such as Vietnam to inspect potential wives, says Mary Kim, vice president of the Inchon Women's Hotline, which offers language training and counseling to foreign brides.
"They meet each other in the morning and get married in the afternoon," kim says. "Then they go to the hotel. It's a very abnormal way to get married."
The appeal for the women involved is usually economic, at least at first. Rachelle Lim earned $210 a month as a sales clerk in greater Manila until she was paired with South Korean suitor. They met on friday, were married that Sunday, and she flew to South Korea when her visa came through three months later.
She didn't know what she was getting into. her new home was cold, the language difficult. The pungent cuisine took some getting to used to. And her husband's job as a factory manager kept him away from home six days a week. "I cannot say I am happy now." says Lim, 29.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
BRANGELINA GETTING MARRIED!!
YES thats true! they are planning to get married after she gave birth to their twins, and the places they consider to held their quiet nuptial are Santa Barbara or France, or a Budhist ceremony on the beach of ASIA "it's a ceremony a monk would perform that ties their family together".
After Angies trip to war-torn-Iraq, and spoke to several American Soldiers, It's an eye opener to Angie, who is pregnant with twins, "Some of these soldiers had spouses and children at home- and Angie couldn't help thinking about what would happen to her family if something happen to her."
Angie decided to create a legal bond with Brad for the sake of their kids. Although the surnames of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, and Zahara, 3, have been legally change to Jolie-Pitt, they have not been officially adapted by Brad. "This is about protecting their kids, if they are legally married, then the custody of their children wouldn't been an issue if something happens to Angelina.
Brad, 44 is so trilled and beyond happy, "He has been pushing a wedding since practically the first night they were together."
I'm so excited that they are planning to get married and waiting for it to happen.
Ramiele Malubay, she is one with the best voice in American Idol, shes a Filipino from Miramar, FL. I like her so much because she got the good voice and shes Filipino, so I'm begging to all Filipino bloggers to vote for her, lets support our kababayan to the end. I know AVEE posted this video already but I'm campaigning for Ramiele Malubay, again I'm asking to you Guys lets vote for her and support her to the end...The best part of this video is when Simon give his good comments to her.
The way she do her mouth while she sings, she remind me of MANILYN REYNES hehehe
I bet most of you guys watch this already but I want to place this video in my blog coz I like this guy, he was so HILARIOUS! the best part is when Paula, Randy and Ryan join him on the stage, he is so humble, even he FLANK the audition he remain so nice and still ADMIRED SIMON COWELL. You can see that he can't make it through but we have one FILIPINA Who made it on season 7 it's Ramiele Malubay. I'M PROUD FILIPINO
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I hope they realized that he's a Prince and an easy target.
He already returned home to England on Saturday after serving for 10 weeks as a soldier in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province. His secret tour of duty — due to last until April — was abruptly aborted after a magazine and Web sites disclosed details of his whereabouts.
He said "I would love to go back out, and I've already mentioned it to him that I want to go out very, very soon,"
"I would have to be clear that the risks to the operation, in the widest sense of the people deployed on that operation, would be no higher than they would normally be," Stirrup told Britain's Sky News television.
But Harry's elder brother — second in line to the British throne — is likely to serve overseas with the military, probably on board a Royal Navy warship, the defense ministry said.
William could be deployed later this year on a tour to areas such as the South Atlantic, the Persian Gulf, the Pacific Ocean or the West Indies, officials said.
"It's our intention to give Prince William as full a taste of life in the Royal Navy as possible," a Navy spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity.
William — the presumptive future king of Britain — has trained as a fighter pilot and is eager to serve overseas, Harry said.
"I know he'd love to, whether it's on the ground or whether it's 15,000 feet up, bombs strapped to the wings," he said during an interview last week in Afghanistan.
Harry's work in southern Afghanistan involved calling in airstrikes on Taliban positions, as well as foot and tank patrols. He said he was realistic about the consequences of fighting against the Taliban.
"You do what you have to do, what's necessary to save your own guys," he said. "If you need to drop a bomb, worst case scenario then you will, but then that's just the way it is."
Harry said a number of wounded troops were transported home on his flight back to Britain.
"The bravery of the guys out there was humbling," he said.
Prince Charles said Britain's royal family was disappointed the prince had been forced to abandon his tour.
"I feel particular frustration that he was removed unexpectedly early because, apart from anything else, he had been looking forward to coming back with the rest of his regiment," Charles said.
But "you can imagine, it's obviously a great relief, as far as I'm concerned, to see him home in one piece," he said.
Security officials acknowledged that Harry's role in Afghanistan could make him a target for extremists in Britain.
But one government official, who demanded anonymity to discuss sensitive counterterrorism work, said threats already posted on al-Qaida-affiliated Web forums are likely to be aspirational, rather than an indication of actual plots.
One post called for the prince to be killed and a video of his death sent to his family.
Other royals have also seen combat — most recently the princes' uncle, Prince Andrew, who flew Royal Navy helicopters during the 1982 Falklands War. Their grandfather, Prince Philip, served on Royal Navy battleships during World War II.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
JLO and Marks baby
J.LO and MARK named their twin babies simply Max and Emme. The children were born Feb. 22 at a Long Island hospital, with Emme arriving at 12:12 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and her 6-pound little brother showing up at 12:23 a.m.
These are the first offspring for Lopez, while Anthony has three other children from two previous relationships.