Thursday Thirteen 2nd Edition

Thirteen Jobs that I would like to have

1.Air Hostess
3.Tourist Guide
6.Professional Translator
8.Elementary School Teacher
9.Zoo Keeper
10.CSI (Work in the Forensics got to be a thrill!)
12.Professional Dancer
13.Work with children

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Complete Happiness

Can you imagine how happy I would be if I was the mother of this 2 lovely baby girls???
Not only I would have 1 baby girl but 2!And different from each other!!!I would be thrilled.
I'm not very fond of the idea of having twins, but in this case I wouldn't mind!
I'm so fed up with action figures and blue baby clothes,wrestling and soccer games!...I could use a lil'pink over here!And ballet classes!
Do you girls know of some "old recipe"???You know, of how to make a girl??AHAHAHAHAHAH!

Funny Commercials

Funny Commercials II

Laughter Time!

At last, vacations I can afford!

BBF'S Award Time!

Hot momma and such a good friend of mine Tina awarded me this BBF GOLD CARD!
Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much girl!You rock!
So there are some rules which I'm not certain if I'm capable to strictly follow, but I'll give it a try...
Oh, if your not in this list don't worry, that doesn't mean that I've forgot you!Just trying to follow the rules!
  1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
  2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
  3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
  4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

So my awarded girls are:

The Longest Breakfast Menu List

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The Longest Breakfast Menu List

likes to start their day with a comfort food for breakfast. What kind
of food do you take? This would be a good way to find out your blogger
friend’s favourite food for breakfast.
All you need to do is to put
your name down, the country you are in and your favourite breakfast
meal. Let’s see how we can have this breakfast ‘menu’ travelled all
around cyberspace and learn what each blogger living in different
country and what do they eat for breakfast. This meme was created by a
little lady with a penchant to spy around little baskets while
marketing. Her favourite breakfast of the day is none other than Roti
Prata, an indian flat bread. What about you? What is your favourite
breakfast meal of the day?

1. Spymama, Singapore - Roti Prata 2. Yyun, Singapore - Wantan Mee 3. A Simple Life, Philippines - Tapsilog (tapa, garlic rice & egg) 4. It Is Nap Time, America, Biscuit with sausage gravy 5.Super Mae,Portugal-cappuccino and french toasts

I am tagging...


Sordid Lives

If you haven't seen it yet, you've got to watch Logo's new series, Sordid Lives.

It comes on Logo, Channel 163 in my area, on Wednesday nights at 10:00PM with a repeat on Friday night at 10:30PM. (I'm sure it will be on Logo on Demand as well). The show centers around Ty, a confused young adult, and his crazy family. It is a hoot!

Sordid Lives stars Bonnie Bedelia, Rue McClanahan, Olivia Newton-John, Caroline Rhea, Beth Grant, Leslie Jordan, with cameos by Margaret Cho, Carson Kressley, Candis Cayne and Georgette Jones. One of the funniest characters is Leslie Jordan as "Brother Boy," a crazy cross dresser living in a mental institute and obsessed with Tammy Wynette. Brother boy is in the mental hospital to be "dehomosexualized." And you're not going to believe Olivia Newton-John is the sweet Olivia Newton-John we all know.

So check it out. Click here to see a clip from the first episode. Margaret Cho is the therapist to the young Ty.

Obama's Date With Destiny

While John McCain sat in a German restaurant in Ohio stating he would rather speak in Germany as President of the US and not just a presidential candidate, Barack Obama was in Berlin, Germany speaking to over 200,000 people about the future of America, the world, and I might add, demonstrating Obama's date with destiny. McCain said, “Well I’d love to give a speech in Germany to– a political speech –or a speech that maybe the German people would be interested in...” Sorry John, you weren't invited to speak, so maybe you need to stop speaking!

Has anyone else noticed that this election has been predicated on what Barack Obama says and does? John McCain is constantly responding to what happens with Obama. His campaign already seems dead and going nowhere! Even young Republicans are worried about McCain's appeal to the younger generation.

Barack Obama has the momentum and I am so confident he will be the President of the US come January. But we need to keep up the work and encourage all who will to support him.

6 Years Ago...

6 years ago I took this picture...
Wilson was just a 3 year old lovely baby...
You girls know I don't like to be photographed, but I just love this pic...

Summer 2002


Thirteen places to visit in: Portugal

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Maddie -- What a disclosure...

Maddie McCann

I bet you all have heard this sad story of little Maddie McCann....
In case you haven't :3rd of May of 2007-- 4 year old Madeleine McCann disappeared from "Praia da Luz"Resort in Algarve, south of Portugal...A couple of hours later the parents showed up on every news channels claiming that their daughter had been abducted from the room where she was sleeping with her 2 baby brother and sister...Both of them were calm and talked to the journalists...(How weird is that?I would be devastated,crying my guts out!) It all happened when the parents were having dinner with their friends in a restaurant 50 meters(or so) away...(Do you leave your kids alone to have dinner with your beer buddies?I don't leave my kids home alone!Specially if they're just babies!)
I never saw during this all process that mother crying!...Each time she was on Tv, she had make up on!Ok, now you might be saying that different people act different...But my heart as a mom says that SOMETHING IS WRONG about that!
One year went by...The parents became "arguidos", which means that maybe they had something to do with the little girl's disppearence.Once they're british I thought Portuguese Police would work together with their british fellows to work it out...Nop...They started blaming each other for all that was wrong in this investigation.

Specialized dogs were brought to help the police finding any blood traces in the McCann's appartment and car....The dogs actually found blood odor and death odor in both...The
police found it to be not conclusive evidence...
One of the main police investigators was dismissed before the case was filled...Why?Well, I guess he just knew too much.After all if your spokesman is someone who has been the UK prime minister's spokesman, it's because you must be someone really powerful, right?...This police investigator (Gonçalo Amaral) wrote a book about what he saw and think...Boy, I really wanna read it!
Anyway...The parents say they're innocent...The case was filled...And probably they'll get some more money out of it...
My opinion: they're guilty as hell!
What's yours??

Learning To Appreciate The Pig

As I grow older, I have learned to appreciate the pig! I am talking about the piggy you eat. The picture was taken in LaLoma, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. That is the home of Lechon, or the roasted pig. Throughout the small town of LaLoma there are shops just like the one shown selling the lechon for about $100.00US each. Lechon is one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines, and like in other countries, including the US, lechon is eaten mostly at parties and family gatherings. Although I did not eat any lechon while in Manila, it looked delicious. (Once you can get past the head on the piggy).

A few weeks ago while in New York City, I ate at the Bayan Cafe, a small Filipino cafe, which I love. While there, I had Chicharon Buklaklak, deep-fried pork intestines. They were delicious, served with a vinegar dipping sauce.

I have heard it said that everything on the pig is edible except the Oink. I admit there's much to a pig I haven't tasted like the tail, feet, or snout, but the older I get, the more I love pork. So give me a nice chunk of piggy, the other white meat, anytime!

NKOTB-Back then and Now

When I was a teen I was such a huge NKOTB fan!That kind of fan that scream and cry and faint just by looking at them!LOL!I'm still a huge fan but I gave up on the fainting part!
On the other day I was going through of my old stuff and I found some of my drawings I use to do back then.
I decided to go search on Google what a heck had happen to them, and found out that they got together again.I was thrilled!
I took a look at some tv shows and realized that my MIL is right...Men are like a Porto Wine...They get better with the aging process!

Step by Step - New Kids on the Block


(noticed the year??1992!)

Daddy's vacations are over (for now)!!!

My hubby's vacations are over.Well at least for now...By the end of this year he'll have another couple of weeks, but then the weather will be cooler and we'll take that time to go and visit some spots that we didin't visit now cause it's TOO HOT! Anyway, the kids sure had a great time once we took them out almost every day to the beach and to the pool. Last weekend we went over my mom's and brought along some of my hubby relatives. Once again the kids were who had all the fun cause my mom has a swimming pool in her backyard. We (the adults) were more into another sort of fun and cool down!Beers and snacks!LOL! We had a particulary one that I'm pretty sure will amaze you all: Snails (or as the French people say :«Escargots»)!Yep!That's right! My mom does it like no one!

So here goes some of our vacations pics.

A Confused Bush?

What's up with George W? Why all of a sudden a shift in US policy? I'm actually getting scared!

Firstly, the Bush has had a shift in his adherence to "no timeline" on the withdrawl of troops from Iraq. Now, Bush has accepted a timeline, well what he's calling a "a general time horizon", for troop withdrawl from Iraq. "Mr. Bush, who has long derided timetables for troop withdrawals as dangerous, agreed to at least a notional one as part of the administration’s efforts to negotiate the terms for an American military presence in Iraq after a United Nations mandate expires at the end of the year."

Secondly, after years of refusing to do so, the United States on Saturday participated for the first time in international talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Perhaps to avoid military conflict with Iran? Who knows?

Why this change in policy? Why all of a sudden, after 7 years in office, has Bush realized what rationale Americans have been saying for quite some time? John McCain has bashed Barack Obama for his willingness to negotiate with countries that are not that friendly toward the US, Iran included.

Is it for real or is it politics as usual?

Boys Having a Blast!

This one was shot yesterday at the only (nice and proper!) swimming pool in the city.
Eric was feeling much better but in this video he doesn't show up as usually!
Filipe and Wilson had a blast and truely enjoyed daddy's last vacations day.
The weather was so damn hot that the sky looked purple instead of blue!

The gown, again...

Here's another pic that my MIL took at her place in that day.
That's not a very good pic, but at least I'm standing so you girls can have a better look on the gown!...
I think my mom read my thoughts and figured out what colour was I wearing in that day!Dunno how, but she always manage to do that!LOL!


My BBF Tina tagged me this cute meme about ourselves (yeah...I know what you're thinking...Again about me!)
So here it goes!...
I am: a daydreamer
I think: a lot!
I know:I never get to know all that I need to know
I have: a lovely family
I wish:I was working and living in the US
I hate: racism and fawny people
I miss: my dad
I fear: for my kids
I hear: lots and lots of music
I smell: fresh made coffee
I crave: chocolate ice cream
I search: for full filling my dreams
I wonder: what the future has for me
I regret: some things I've said to my mom when I was a teen
I love: my family
I ache: each time I receive a "no can do" answer from a job application in the US or AUS
I am not: A vain person
I believe: In Angels
I dance: The whole time
I sing: the whole time as well!
I cry: Geeez!When I'm happy,when I'm down, when I read a nice book or watch a romantic movie...
I fight: against feeling down
I win: playing word games
I lose: playing PS2 with my kids
I never: will feel home as long as I live here
I always: have my kids around
I confuse: my hubby sometimes
I listen: what people have to say
I can usually be found: home
I am scared: of spiders
I need: a tummy tuck!
I am happy about: having a lovely family and the fact that I have healthy children
I imagine: the day I'll step in the US for the first time

I'm not tagging anyone cause I guess you all have been tagged before...
Just in case you haven't, please feel free to grab it!

Isn't Idol Worship Idol Worship?

See any difference in this practice? One is the Mt. Carmel Festival in Hammonton, in which patrons pin money on the statue of St. Joseph. The other is the Babylonians worshipping a gold bull. What's the difference? Another of life's/religion's mysteries to me.

Feeding his buddy

This weekend Eric thought it was too hot...Even for his special buddy!!!LOL!
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Summer Sights

Some sights of summer from Mays Landing, NJ.

Back on Track

You girls thought by any chance that you'd get rid of me that easy!?Nope!
If you haven't heard from me in this past days, it's because it's vacations time!Yep, hubby's home and we've taken the kids out almost every day in this past week.And it's not over yet!So don't worry if I'm not around till next Thursday!
I'm just taking some time out!
A huge kiss to all my girlfriends!!!