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Friday, May 30, 2008

Kinilaw na Tuna (Ceviche Tuna)

I’ve been craving this kind of food since I never had this for almost over a year staying here in United States. I remembered when I was in Philippines, my mother used to make kinilaw na bolinaw(ceviche anchovies) for lunch or dinner and she made it so good!!! By the way, that’s the thing why I’m craving of kinilaw and missed the taste of it.
When I went shopping in grocery store and passing by in seafood aisle, something catches my attention, the ahi tuna steak. It is looks fresh coz of its redness and the price is not bad too. I thought also of making kinilaw for dinner and kinilaw na tuna is good. So I grab 4 steaks and put in the cart.
Making kinilaw na tuna is very easy. You just need the following: of course tuna fillets cut into cubes, vinegar(coconut wine is good), lemons, scallions, red onion, ginger, cucumber, red pepper and tomato is optional, salt and a little bit of monosodium glutamate.
How to make? First is soaking the tuna in vinegar solution and put some of the lemon juice. Then add ginger, onions, scallions, cucumber - by slicing or chopping.
Combine and mix all ingredients. Pour some salt and monosodium glutamate for better taste. Serve immediately. It’s really good especially when you put chili to make it spicy. For me, I just put some chops of jalapeno... delicious!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Black Friday

I just heard from a friend that there's a huge sale in every stores the next day after thanksgiving and guest what, all stores will open around 5 in the morning...that's too early! You need to be there in line together with bunch of people...whew! That’s crazy; it's just like the saying says "the early bird catch the worm". Meaning, if you early there and be the first on line you can get the stuff that on sale. Why you hassle you on waking up early and hurry in going to store? Thanks God there's Black Friday website. A Black Friday is a site helped show people that they can save money when shopping for Christmas by buying items during Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving. This site let people purchase Black Friday items online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the store at 5am. They also offer email alerts that let you know when new black Friday ads have been posted. They tried to make it a consumer friendly site that was useful for planning your holiday shopping last year.

Black Friday is the day when major retailers around the country discount products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. This Black Friday ads are usually kept secret until you receive the circulars in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper. However at, they give you the advantage by showing you all of the Black Friday 2008 ads before anyone else. They also offer direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store!
So guys, what are you waiting...check it here.

Scary Thursday!

It’s all about our microwave!!!
I was in the kitchen cooking some dinner food when the fan goes on by itself. I didn’t turn it on, it’s really weird. So, I called my husband and asked him to check it out what’s going on. When he tries to turn-off the fan, it doesn’t goes off. He opens the microwave and something smell burn came out. I’m scared when I smell it, I thought it will explode and make our house goes on fire. So, my husband ran onto the garage and turn off the circuit breaker switch. Thanks God, nothing happened. Maybe just need to replace the microwave into new one!

Respond to survey for a chance to win an iPod!

Development Dimensions International (DDI) is offering an opportunity to win an iPod nano to participants who fill out a brief online survey.

As DDI begins its annual business planning, they appreciate having your ideas and opinions to help keep them focused on your needs. This survey should take about 10 minutes. All information is kept confidential. If you would like to go into their drawing for an iPod nano, please provide your name, organization and email. The survey closes, Sunday, June 22, 2008. The drawing will be held on Monday, June 23, 2008.
DDI is looking to increase response rate to a survey targeted at executives in health care. At the end of the survey, participants will be asked to provide their e-mail address and contact information. DDI will randomly select one winner from the participants who complete the survey. DDI is targeting HR executives in hospitals and health care delivery systems to respond to their survey.
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Got a Phone!!

It’s been over one year living here in United States without having own cellular phone. Unlike when I was in Philippines, phone is not a problem. You can buy cheaper phones there as long you can text and call. The only problem is loading the phone, but at least there is pasaload or you can buy also e-lod that is also cheap. But when I got here in US, I just used my husband phone to call my parents and family in Philippines. It’s hard because I can’t used his phone whatever or whenever I like coz that his business phone. Last week, my husband planned to upgrade his phone, so I go with him. When we got there, one of their display phone catch my attention. It’s really nice and I like it. My husband asks me if I want to open an account for phone. Of course, I would like to. So, I open an account and it’s not bad I just pay $200 dollars. Next is the monthly bill, its ok…the good thing is “I got a phone!” provides visitors with the opportunity to take a beauty quiz that will provide them with a personalized beauty plan detailing the best cosmetic procedures that are right for them at any age. Developed with the help of the leading plastic surgeons in the country, the website offers in depth information about procedure costs, patient safety measures, and the latest news about cosmetic procedures - visitors can even find board-certified plastic surgeons to schedule personal consultations.

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Helpful Tips

Summer time rolls around, your local farmer's market can be a fantastic source of fresh fruits and veggies - this you know. But you might not know how to maximize your experience there - like how to get the freshest produce. Here are some helpful tips to follow.
1. Go for the items you can't get in the store. You love your gala apples, but have you sunk your teeth into an Arkansas Black or Harrelson apple? Farmer's markets can be one taste adventure after the next, if you're willing to open yourself up to something new.
2. Ask when it was picked. Why? According as what I've read "The sugars in foods like peas and corn turn to starch quickly after picking, so be sure you know when they came out of the fields.”Some vendors pick fresh in the morning, while others pick the night before because they have to drive two or three hours to set up for a 7 or 8 am market. Beware of anything older."
3. Take cash and a reusable shopping bag or shopping cart. Most vendors won't take your credit or debit card. And reusable shopping bags, while not a must, are just nicer to the environment.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Go Green – With Silk

I’m environmental friendly. I love planting trees and flowers to make surroundings nice and beautiful to look at and besides, it’s one of my hobbies too-gardening. Now, it’s summer time and it’s good time to plant trees, vegetables and flowers in our backyard or even in front yard. But the problem is “it’s too hot to get outside and dig in the planter box!” Sometimes, the outside temperature goes up to 110 degrees and that’s too hot! The plants will die even how much water you put on it.
One time when I browsed on internet, I saw this site that offers a variety of silk plants, trees and flowers to suit any need or occasion. The faux trees are created using quality materials designed to look real. They are sheer designer products of very high quality. They have a very real look and last very long unlike their real counterparts. It’s a good thing also because silk flowers can make a good gift for any occasion and using them serves the cause of preserving nature.
For those people who suffer also from allergies, it can be solved by using faux flowers that do not contain pollen particles. The use of faux trees decreases the chance of problems with insects in your home. With skyscrapers coming up to satisfy the growing housing needs faux plants are becoming the only practical greenery people are able to care for.
Now, I have no problem in gardening. It’s a good thing there is where I can buy plants I needed. So folks, having trouble in planting trees and flowers, why not try Here fake plants have an edge over the natural ones. They not only serve preserving natural ones but also satisfy one's thirst to decorate one's interiors and outdoors, without any health risk. Even a simple drawing room gets transformed into a rich and royal place with fake trees and plants.
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Crisis Sucks!

Gas prices goes high, food prices go high...what's next?
Lots of bills to pay: electric bills, water bills, phone bills, credit cards bills and the worse is the house bills. The income of my husband per month on his business job is not enough to pay all the bills. Even my paycheck goes to paid on bills but same thing not enough too! How much hard work you do, not enough! It’s really hard especially now gas goes on high. Affect of this of course all the basic things we need will goes on high, especially the prices of food we eat.
Economy is on crisis, I can feel it and its sucks!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Signed Up for Socialspark!

Do you have blog? If you are a blogger, this is your chance to earn some extra money in blogging. There is SocialSpark now! Lots of us have been earning money with PayPerPost or other paid blogging services. But now there is something that is new to make some extra cash with. SocialSpark is a social marketing network where bloggers and advertisers can connect. You can browse through lists of advertisers to find sponsors for your blog. For the bloggers, you can submit your blog and let advertisers make you offers. It’s really easy and creating an account is FREE!
Actually my friend who already has an account on this site invites me to join this socialspark, and she helps me of doing so. I really thankful she’s there coz sometimes I have no time on browsing and exploring new things on internet. It’s really hard for me coz I am a working mom. Work on daytime and taking care my precious baby when I’m in home. Even I have hectic time, I’ve still have time on blogging, of course need to earn extra money.
Now, I am one of the users of socialspark and I really love and enjoy it. It is nice earning site because there’s more opportunity to all. It’s a great site and helpful also in connecting people who care for blogging. Through socialspark, I gain lots of friend and earn some money too!
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It Sucks!

Maybe you ask why I said “it sucks!” Why? Here’s the story.

Last Wednesday, I have worked and it was schedule 2pm till 10:30 at night. That means I can’t watch the announcement who’s going to be the winner in the American idol finale. Whose David will take home the title? In my mind, I thought that David Archuleta will win based on what the judges say last Tuesday night regarding on their performance. Simon said to David it is “knockout” which means that he defeated David Cook. So, I went to work and thinking that “David Cook” my idol will not win on the competition. The time runs quick, my husband pick me up in work. When I was on the car I asked him who won in American idol. Did David Archuleta grab the title? He looks at me and said “I’m sorry sweety I did not record the show”. I said to him its ok coz it’s not David Cook won. My husband said that David Cook was the American Idol. When he says that, I have smile on my face…I’m so happy but its sucks coz I didn’t watch the night David Cook win. For those people who voted David Cook for American idol…thanks a lot!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Time Management

Sometimes I don't have enough time to sit on my computer and take some opportunities on my PPP. Every time I sat down on my computer chair, my baby will scream and cry. This makes my husband mad at me. Well, my time is just wasn't enough for me. Just like time runs so fast everyday. I wish I have much time in grabbing some opportunities to have an extra money in blogging.

Bulgogi: A Home style Korean Dish

During my days off from work I used to spend my time in cooking. I certainly enjoy cooking especially if I have new recipes to follow. Actually I am blessed because I was born to be a good cook. I learn to discovered new recipes online and try to make it right away. Cooking is a luxury for me. It wasn’t a hard work at all! I am so happy right now because I can post my recipe through this wild card online and some people can used it too! This recipe is called Cooking Printing. And this food recipe website will allows you to store your favorite recipes online. Here is my own Cooking Printing recipe online looks like:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

American Idol: Who’s your bet?

Whew! It’s so exciting! American idol showdown tonight and this is the night I’ve waited. Who is going to be the next American Idol? Who’s your bet: David Archuleta or David Cook? Whose David will take home the title this Wednesday night? Ummm…For me, I want David Cook to win. I really like the way he sang, his voice, his performance, his rocking roll….whew! I want more for David Cook. Vote for him please… thanks.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Simple Tips

Sure, he's cute alright, but is a night out with him worth the diet diversion? Don't worry; according as what I have read, you can find love and still lose those love handles by following a few, simple guidelines:
1. Relax. By exercising and eating healthy all the time, you've earned a little room to indulge. It's all about balance.
2. Don't starve yourself before the big date—you'll do more harm than good.
3. When it comes to ordering dinner, look for a good balance between protein, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates.
4. Mind the booze. Don't let being anxious over Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome make you forget about your slim and trim summer clothing!

Beauty Secret

I got this tag from Francine. Thanks a lot...I don’t know what to say here coz I’m not so meticulous of beauty products. I’m just simple. lol

My Foundation: I never have any foundation…I just go in parlor if there’s any party to attend.
My Lipstick: Just Lipgloss
My favorite Make-up product: Avon
My Perfume: Paris Hilton and Lancome
My Nails: I have done my own cleaning..natural.
My Feet: Same thing as my nails.
My hands: Just ordinary hand lotion
Three Products to bring on a deserted island: soap, deo and sun cream
Women I admire for their beauty: Hale Berry
Women with the best Sense of Style: Paris Hilton
My ultimate dream: To be a billionaire.
My favorite fashion Publication: I don’t know

Wanna Play Paintball?

Do you have any pastime sport? Do you experience paintballing? Paintballing is a good game that you can play together with friends. It is really nice sport especially in this summer time.

Talking about paintballing, there is a company called Ultimate Paintball that sells stuff that you needed. They sell Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts, Dye, Empire, Draxxus paintball gear plus many more brands which you can find on their website. They keeps in stock the full line of paintball guns, paintball markers, paintball gear, barrels, hoppers, harnesses, tubes, and paintball masks. They have been in the paintball business for over 5 years. Their paintball store carries a full line of Spyder, Tippmann, DYE, Draxxus, Empire, JT USA, Smart Parts, Ariakon, Halo, and GXG paintball equipment, as well as other discount paintball supplies and paintball accessories. Their product line continues to grow daily and have recently added paintball grenades, vests, Tippmann X7, Tippmann 98 custom and pistols.Ultimate Paintball will price match other online paintball stores in stock pricing on cheap paintball guns or any paintball gear. They offer the best prices with free shipping.
You can see all the different products they carry at

Ultimate Paintball…everything you need to get in the game!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Butter Up!

Do you like butter? If it says "butter" it must be bad, right? Not true! According as what I have read, eating peanut butter has not only been associated with lower total cholesterol, but it tames hunger for much longer than your typical diet fare. A very small dose is rich in protein and one tablespoon is all it takes to feel satisfied. And almond butter is just as heart-healthy as its peanut sibling! It makes an excellent replacement for those with peanut allergies.
Add a bit of peanut butter to your apple slices or grab a bag of soy chips and smear, dip or dab with a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. It tastes like cookie dough. Really! It is good for your health too!

Who wore what in which movie...

Are you interested in the movies, celebrities, fashion and shopping? Then, can help you. answers the questions about film fashion. Who wore what in which movie. is the web destination for consumers to find and buy the fashions and products they saw in a movie. Movies like 27 Dresses, Sex and the City: The Movie, I am Legend, Superbad, PS I Love You, Georgia Rule, Made of Honor and more. Their collaborative site enables users to post about items that they are looking for, share info on items they have found, and post videos and pictures of what they have bought. Current movies, classics, DVD releases and cult following movies are all the topic of conversation and wardrobe interest on

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Marinated Salmon

This is a quick-prep dish; mix the marinade first and add the fish, and by the time you fire up the broiler the salmon will be ready to cook. If you place the salmon pieces under the flame with their skin side down, you don't even have to flip them ‑- and they'll be ready in no time. Rice and boiled vegetables go particularly well with this dish.

You just need the following:

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce (or 1 clove minced garlic and a large pinch of red pepper flakes)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon minced ginger (about a 1-inch piece)
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, white or black or a combination
1 1/4 pounds salmon filet, with skin, cut into 8 pieces
Vegetable oil

How to cook?

1. Combine all ingredients except salmon and vegetable oil in a bowl and mix well. Place salmon pieces in a large resealable plastic bag or glass mixing bowl and pour marinade over fish to cover. Be sure all pieces are coated.
2. Preheat broiler. While it's heating, remove broiler pan and brush the surface with a small amount of vegetable oil to prevent fish from sticking. When broiler is ready, remove salmon from marinade, reserving marinade for basting, and arrange salmon on broiler pan.
3. Place pan on the middle rack of the broiler, about 4 inches from the flame. Broil fish for 3 minutes. Pull rack out, baste fish with reserved marinade and put back under. Broil 2-4 more minutes, or until top of fish begins to brown and fish is slightly firm, not wobbly, when pressed with a finger. (You really want a bit of color on the fish, especially around the edges, so if it's not browning, try raising the rack to its highest point for the last minute of cooking. Just be sure to watch the fish carefully so it doesn't burn!)
4. Serve with rice and vegetable.

Yum…yum…yum…its really good!
Note, in warm weather especially now, grilling is best for this recipe.

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Spice Up Your Snack!

What you have for snacks? For me, I like spicy foods. This may come as a big, "Duh!", but spicy foods are more satisfying than boring foods. You also probably know that one of the biggest challenges of a healthy diet is balancing the nutritional needs of your body with the satisfaction needs of your brain. We love our rice cakes, but let's be honest: they don't always do it for us during that crucial afternoon snacking hour.
That's why for a little spice in our snack, I like Bhuja snack mixes. The Original mix has crunchy noodles, green peas, peanuts and a kicky curry spice that will linger on your tongue and keep further cravings at bay or even watching television. It is good also in your health.
Oh, and mind the serving size! This is one of those good things that come in small packages. A little goes a long way!

Lap Band Surgery

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Five Minutes to Slim

For all women, slim body is all we want. Slim…slim…slim! But how? That’s the question. Check this one.
It is said that stress causes the body to conserve fat. In moments of stress, elevated levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol, trigger your appetite and send you racing for the pantry. But slow down there, Turbo. You can out-smart Mother Nature simply by allowing yourself a five-minute time out. Don't have five minutes? Sure you do. "The best time to do this is after a work-out while stretching.”Clear your mind, breathe deeply, and think of two things you're happy about, no matter how trivial. Work out at a higher intensity for five fewer minutes if this is the only way to carve out the time."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I Sign Up for PPP!

I have more days off from work. Most of my days off will just go waste because I have nothing to do. I’ve heard about earning money while blogging from my friends in the blogging world. They invited me to apply my blog to payperpost and I did try it. And I’ve learned to stretch my patient upon the submission of my application to PPP. I keep on trying my very best to reach their requirements. I submitted my blog last night and they responded me so quick. And this morning they surprised me in my email. The message was telling me that my blog has been approved. Fortunately, I am so happy that they accepted me and now I can earn extra money. Just what my friend said it was fun. And now I can start taking opportunities too. I am so excited and I am going to use the money to treat my husband for a good dinner sometimes. And extra money will go to my savings account. I would love to blog with money. And I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to my co-bloggers and my friends who invited me to join PPP and thank you payperpost for accepting my blog. So far, I felt like I am one of those lucky PPP postie.

Hard working or working hard?

I was so tired from my work today. I felt like a rotten vegetable everytime I came home. After working at the store, I have to work at home again to take care of my princess little girl. None stop working at all! So I considered myself as a hardworking mother. Working there and working here. That means I'm working hard too!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Make Money on Blog

Do you have a blog and want to make some extra money? It's so easy, bloggerwave gives you the opportunity. Your opinions could quickly turn into gold. But first you need to register at Bloggerwave. Bloggerwave is aiming to be Europes biggest advertsing media on blogs and you can help them grow so more and more jobs will come.

So guys, if you are not yet a member in Bloggerwave, register now! Bloggerwave : Blog : Make Money build friends.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sweet SuperMall 1

Looking something for gifts? Why not try shopping online? Shopping online is the best way to go and Sweet SuperMall 1 has it all. It is the new shopping mall site.
Clothing and accessories for women’s, kids and babies, home and entertainment gadgets, you can buy it in Sweet SuperMall 1.

So guys, try visit Sweet SuperMall 1 and see the best new bargains!

Earn Money Online

Learn how to earn money online. Yes it is possible! Just click this site Earn Money Online. This site researched the internet to find you the best sites to earn and save money online. They personally have used some of them, and thoroughly researched the rest. This site gives you honest opinion and facts about all of them. This site is updated weekly.
So, what are you waiting for, earn and save money through online!

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Adult Toys

Do you have problem regarding in sex. Need something that can improve your sexual satisfaction. Why not visit this store Adult Toys. It contains sexually oriented adult material intended for individuals 18 years of age or older and of legal age to view sexually explicit material as determined by the local and national laws of the region in which you reside. All the things you need are there. Visit now!

Soy Candles

If you are tired of having a bad odor in your house, why not try this kind of product – Soy Candles. They are soy based so they burn cleaner and are better for the environment. There are different of scents to choose from! To be mention there are 73 scents you can choose. The prices range from 3 dollars to 21 dollars. If you’re interested, please visit Ranch House Candles.

Start having a fresh air in your home and a better to live in.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Craving for Mango

Whew! Yes, I’m craving of mango…not mango that we can see in different stores here – the reddish green mango. I mean, I’m craving the Philippine mango…the golden yellow in color…that’s what I’m looking of. My hubby and I try to look at Asian market here but we can’t find it. We went in different stores here like Winco, Safeway, Sherms and Albertson but same thing happen we can’t find it…huhuhu. One of my Filipina friend here told me that last time she bought a mango in CostCo that same as our Philippine mango but it is produce from Mexico not in Philippines…whew! It’s great, my hubby went there and finally bought some mangoes…yepey!!!

From mango I made this wonderful dessert of mine – mango float. Mango doesn’t float…but when you taste it, sure you will be float for its yummy…hehehe
You just need the following: of course slice ripe mango, cool whip and graham crackers. It’s easy to make. In a square or a rectangular glass dish, layer approximately two of graham crackers, followed by mango slices and then cool whip. Repeat until all are layered. Chill before serving. My hubby loves it!