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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coffee for Breakfast

Today, I treat myself a cup of coffee for breakfast. I am not a big coffee drinker but, sometimes I am craving for it and the smell of newly brewed coffee is totally relaxing. My husband's favorite is a Colombian Coffee and I admit, it taste good. When we run out of Cafe Du Monde coffee, Colombian Coffee taste equally good.Try this Pepperidge Farm cookies which is one of my favorites. There is something about their product and I call it Excellent Taste.Have a good day everyone! I hope you will start your day beautiful and happy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Repair Manual Specialist

Back in PI, anything that we have at home can be fix by just tapping a handyman. We have so many skilled workers who are just waiting for work and they are affordable plus, the quality of work is professional. From appliances and technologies to motorcycles and automobiles, we have handyman and professionals to do it. When our my PC quit working, I look up the Internet to troubleshoot and if I can't fix it, I tap the professional. When our appliances just quit working, we had to get rid of them because it is cheaper to buy a new one than have it fix. When our car broke down, we rely on the manuals and if we can't fix it, professionals can do it and it can be very expensive.

Of course, trouble shooting is the first action that we do when our car shows a sign of needing the repair. What happen if the manual is lost and you can't find it? There is a company online which you can find hundreds of manuals and you should check it out first. The is a professional Website for automobile repair manuals, ATV manuals and motorcycle manuals. You can buy the manual that you need in this Website for they supply hundreds of them such as the Haynes Repair Manuals and more. This company is a good resource for manuals and you can call them at 800-426-4214 for any inquiries. They have Tractor manuals, Clymer manuals, Boat Manuals and Snow mobile manuals. This company is a repair manual specialist and they are here to provide the manuals that you need.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Food is Delightful

My husband and I have no vices and we both love to dine out. It started when we live in Mississippi with my father-in-law. As a matter of fact, we are influenced by him and hopping from restaurant to other were just ordinary activity for the three of us.He was 89 and we all love gardening. We ate breakfast at home though then, I would go to the garden to keep me busy and he would help out sort of making him active. When we are hungry, it was easy to put on clothes and go than prepare something at home; sort of finding a lost appetite! He would go to the finest restaurants in the area and he gives huge tip to the server.
He was a big fan of Subway and he loves their soup. He loves to eat and when we go to the buffet in the casino hotel in the area, we would eat first and play the slots afterwards.
His favorite is Hardrock and the Isle of Capri because every time he play a slot, he would win. One time, we went to Hardrock on a Wednesday which they offer 50% on the buffet from $25/dinner. When we pay, our ticket has $82 bills for three because the promo was good up to 6pm. It was past 6pm at that time and I cancel it and told him we would go to another casino.
He told the cashier he would pay anyway because he is rich and he has money. My husband rolled out laughing! I had no appetite to eat knowing it was my fault to came in late! He was enjoying his food! Anyway, when we go out and he put $50 on the machine, he hit the jackpot and won $700. The best thing was, he quit playing right after winning a game. Did you know that they don't like that? That is why in most places, if you won a lot, they would offer you big time deal such as FREE rooms for the night so; they could get back their money if you keep on playing. They will not force you though! In fact, their advice is "KNOW WHEN TO QUIT". My father-in-law quit when he is winning!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Husband

Guest post written by Joseph Finch

When my husband gets home from a long day at the office what he usually wants to do is to veg out in front of the TV and watch the news. I know I shouldn’t be jealous but with all the 24 hour news channels our www.TVBYDIRECT.COM satellite gets he can sometimes be sitting there for hours looking at stocks and market prices when I feel like what he should really be doing is catching up with me after a long day! I stay at home with the kids so by the time he gets back I’m really starved for some adult interaction and I really wish we could just chill out at the kitchen table with a nice glass of wine instead of listening to Wolf Blitzer yell about one thing or another on the TV. I think I may talk to him about it but on the other hand I don’t want to take away the one thing that can relax him after a hard day at the office…what do you guys think?

Delicious Filipino Desserts

This is "malagkit", one of my favorite snacks back home. It is made from glutinous rice garnished with "latik" or coconut milk residue topped with bits of peanuts and cheese.I am not sure what to call this. It is made of pearl, young coconut, milk, and mango.These are "fresh lumpia" or spring roll with vegies inside, "puto"or rice cake with cheese, and "maja blanca" or coconut pudding.Fried spring roll with gravy. I can't remember the taste now LOL. It must be deliciousThis is a cassava cake made from manioc and in our grocery stores it is called yuca. The Puerto Ricans and Mexicans love to make this too.
When I visited the Philippines last year, I bought these desserts all the time. I would trade the cake and ice cream for these foods, oh yeah.This is "siopao", a steamed Hot Bun, it is actually a dumpling with sweet mongo filling. Some Chinese restaurant here in the US have this "nilusak na saging" which is made from banana with shred of coconut .This is my entry for Yummy Sunday. Thanks for the visit everyone and for stopping by last week. I will see you in your blogs.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tropical Orange Freeze

I am chilling with my Tropical Orange Freeze right now. Not really my favorite but, it quenched my thirst on this warm day in Florida. When you are dining out, as much as possible do not order a soda. Just order something different such as the tropical orange freeze or berry fruit juice which are definitely healthy drinks.

Plastic Surgeon in Miami

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Seafood Basket at Seablings

Last November, I treat my mom and two of my friends at Seablings Seaffod Restaurant in Opol, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Did you know that I only spent less than $25 for all of these plus a bowl of fish soup, a family serving of rice, and 4 sodas.If you happen to visit the Philippines and been traveling down Northern Mindanao, check out Seablings Restaurant located few minutes away from Cagayan de Oro City.If you love seafoods and been dreaming of "Kinilaw", "Sinuglaw" and grilled pork. ah, check it out will you? Have some for me too.

Cordell and Cordell

Yesterday evening, I was watching the nastiest and the ugliest divorce settlements of celebrities. They featured 40 couples and I noticed that mostly the women are the ones filing for the divorce. One celebrity paid 80 million to the wife and she had so many accusations towards him. What was ridiculous was that the wife was entitled to receive even her monthly expenses for beauty enhancement. Indeed, some of these divorce settlements turned ugly especially with money matters. There are two men that I know who filed bankruptcy because of a nasty divorce!Generally in Divorce cases, men are found at fault but, Cordell & Cordell is a law firm that focuses on men clients. This firm is dedicated to protect the rights of father's, their interests including the interests of their children. If you are in need of a lawyer for your divorce case, check out the link of this Website today. You should make sure that the lawyer is competent so that your rights will be protected. You may call this firm at 1-866-DADS-LAW and set up a consultation. This domestic litigation firm is the partner of men on their divorce cases and you can trust them. For more information, just visit the Website now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baked Potato Soup at Tony Roma's

This is a baked potato soup from Tony Roma's topped with grated cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. You should try it. It is very creamy and filling.You will asked for more so; you better order the bowl than the cup. It really doesn't make the difference. The crunchiness and saltiness of the bacon adds the flavor of the soup. The cheese makes it so creamy and tasty. The soup? good and you will be filled with satisfaction.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gaddafi on Arab News

Yesterday, I was with hubby and a friend in a restaurant and I saw the face of Gaddafi on TV. The Arab News covered a headline about the happenings in Libya. The rebels took over most of the Tripoli area and no update where Gaddafi was hiding. My husband and I were constantly monitoring the latest news about the Middle East. If you want the latest raw Arab News, check out and you will be thrilled to learn the latest news through here.

This Website is an Electronic Platform about the World and if an Arab News you want, this will become your most favorite site! Of course, aside from Arab News, you will also find news about the business, sports, entertainment, technology and many more. Visit the Website now and explore the pages that interest you. If you want food, cars, technology and education topic, you will not be disappointed. This is your one-stop source of news from the Middle East. Visit this Website every day and be informed.

Hearty Lunch

Now, I am taking a break for lunch and I think I will order a half rack ribs. Today I will spoil and give myself a good lunch with lots of good meats!I am still contemplating where to go LOL. I might go to Chilis, Tony Roma's, Ruby Tuesdays or Joe's Crab Shack? I really don't know. I will see you later folks. Thanks for stopping by.

iPad Sleeves

If you have an Apple iPad2, you probably explore the exciting features of this gadget. For most people this is a substantial investment. You must protect it from bumps and scratches of untoward accidents due to the many activities you have for the day. Get an iPad sleeve or horizontal sleeve here to protect it. You may purchase an affordable sleeve and stylish cover at today.You can also order custom iPad sleeves and you have the option to pick up the vertical sleeve here too. You can customize your iPad sleeve as easy as 1 to 3. First, you pick up your product such as the fabric then; choose the exterior and interior colors as well as the binding color. The next thing you do is to add the accessories you want then add to the cart and pay it. Shopping at is easy! Just order the iPad sleeve in the Website which is provided here. Aside from sleeves, this company also has bags, folio and accessories that you might be interested. For more information, check out today and order your custom iPad sleeves! You can choose from different colors as you customize your iPad sleeves! Click the links now!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cherry Pastry

This is Cherry Pastry at Panera Bread at Fashion Square Mall in Orlando. After the mass, we went to Panera Bread, hubby's breakfast treat this time. This is the area and that green building is the Panera Bread.This is my entry for this week's Yummy Sunday. Thanks for your comments. I will visit your sites soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Cool Chillers

These drinks are thirst-quenchers which are good on a hot summer days! First, this is a mudslide cocktail from Red Lobster. So creamy but, it contains a vodka nevertheless, it is really good. Now this is truly delicious but, since it is very creamy, Mc Cafe Caramel Frappe which is so good. If you hate calories, this is not for you since it contains 470 and the sugar is 67. It taste so good! If you have so many strawberries, make a Strawberry Smoothie. With strawberries, blend it with milk, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and ice. That is so yummy.This is tropical Orange Freeze at Red Lobster. It's not really my favorite because I can taste the coconut than the orange, LOL!Here's an Orange Smoothie blended with milk, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and ice. Try any fruits you have at home and make a smoothie.
A simple glass of ice tea can be thirst quenching too. You really don't need to dine out to drink a good chillers. Make your own chiller.

Retirement Community

If you are 55 years and older, would you like to live in a retirement home? You have work hard all your life and now your retirement is approaching. This is a new chapter in your life that you should thoroughly enjoy. A little planning will make your golden years the best years. Most people who are retiring will not stay in their present home because it is really just too big to maintain.If you want to downsize to a small apartment, that can be an option. But, you might not always be with the people in your same age group. If you choose to live in an over 55 community, there are many advantages to this option. In many retirement communities, you will have single-family home and more like a small cottage. Most are constructed with a garage and one floor living for your convenience. There may be a small maintenance fee to take care of the common areas. But, it will be much less cost than maintaining a large home.

If you are looking for a retirement community in Ohio, just click the link given here. Most retirement community has a beautiful pool and clubhouse. Many activities are planned for everyone in the community such as Pot luck dinner, day trips, card games and bingo to name a few. You will be able to enjoy these activities with people at same age as you are. While planning your retirement, be sure to research the different 55+ community in your local area. They are a great place to live as you will remain independent and active with people of your generation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cool Drinks from Olive Garden

Back in PI, the AC in the house is not centralized. My bedroom has window AC and that's it. I seldom use it because my place is located uptown. The breeze is cooler especially at night. Honestly, here in Florida at summertime it is really hot and humid. Seemed like a "Holy Week" kind-a season! So, plenty of liquid and cold juices can help cool down my scorching day. Here's what I love: a blue berry fresca.The picture below is a berry aqua fresca, so refreshing! Then, the last one is bella lemonata still from Olive Garden. The tastes are different but, I just realized now that the pictures looks similar. If you happen to dine in at this Italian Restaurant, don't order a soda! Try these drinks!

Beautiful Calgary

I saw the pictures of Calgary and it is amazing to note that this place is a safe, clean and friendly city in Canada. It is the entrance to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you are in the city of Calgary, you must visit the Calgary Tower. There is an exciting adventure which will begin 525 feet above the city and you should check it out. This is a must-do adventure because at the top, you will be blown away with the beautiful 360 degrees panoramic view of the city and the magnificent view of the Rocky Mountains. The tower has a glass floor that will give you a spectacular view of the street below. You should check the Calgary houses for rent if you wanted to stay in Calgary for a long time.Did you know that the largest amusement park in Western Canada is located in Calgary too? Here, you will enjoy the unlimited ride shows and special attractions. If you enjoy camping, there is also a campground and RV Park located on park grounds. Don't forget to visit the Calgary zoo and your children would love to see the animals which is approximately 1K animals from all over the world. There is also a conservatory that will allow visitors to enjoy the beautiful gardens. If you love to move to this place, check out the houses for rent in Calgary. The Website of is all you need because it has good and informative listings of affordable and good size Calgary house rentals.

Just choose where you want to live in Calgary. If you want to return to the days of the old West area, visit the Calgary stampede. This place is where you will experience a world-class rodeo, a magnificent midway, authentic Indian village and agriculture exhibits. There is a great fireworks display and live bands to round out an evening entertainment. There are so many more destination to enjoy in the city such as Fort Calgary, the Spaceport, Heritage Park Historical village and the Military Museum. What more can you ask for in a place? Have your decision ready to move in this city soon and find the house rentals in Calgary through the Website given. Check it out now!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Island of Hawaii

The volcanic soil of Hawaii is perfect for plants and some animals. The state flower of Hawaii is the hibiscus. It grows to as much as 8 feet with colorful petals and used as medicinal plants. This plant thrives in either wet or dry climates so it really suited for the tropical weather in Hawaii. The Wikiwili Tree which is also native to Hawaii has a sturdy wood used in making of surf boards, canoes and even some fishing boats. The tree grows as tall as 35 feet. Amazing flora and fauna can be found in this island. Are you a nature lover? Hawaii might be your new home so; check out the Houses for Sale in Hawaii and I am sure you will stay this island for good.Did you know that Hawaii has this Ilima Plant which was thought to have healing powers by the early settlers of Hawaii? They believed that it could cure conditions such as asthma. The plant can reach a height of 5 feet and is thriving best on rocky shorelines and beaches. Hawaii is also abundant of monk seals but, in the northwest area. They thrive on the coral reef sea and feed on shrimps, lobsters and small fish. These seals generally swim and eat alone or in small groups.If you travel to Hawaii, explore the wonders of the natural beauty of this place. You better prepare to hire someone who is knowledgeable of Hawaii because they can provide you the best properties which I am sure you will love to own.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Free Breakfast

Whenever hubby and I feeling bored at home, we usually go and drive down to the mall or to IKEA home furnishings. We are fascinated with the room designs and all the home decors of that store so; we just love window shopping then, head to their food court or either way. Did you know that some IKEA stores offer FREE breakfast and that includes FREE unlimited coffee?If you come early before 9:30 AM, shoppers can eat this food for FREE. The store opens at 10AM but, you can walk through the store and see the display earlier than that. Sometimes, they offer FREE kids meal too. IKEA is a Swedish store and their business clicks to the American customers.

Real Estate in Hawaii

Would you love to live in Hawaii? Will I do! The same as all the thousands of American’s who wanted a safer home for their family. We are all looking forward to live in a good environment, beautiful views, and best of all the lovely tropical climate. I always dream that one day my husband and I would sell our house here in Florida and reside in Hawaii but looking at how things are going today with the collapse of the economy and property market, it seems that dream would just have to wait.Some of my husband’s relatives lived in Hawaii; they migrated way back in the 80’s and they are very happy with how they had settled in. In fact Emily, my husband’s cousin told me that she and her family has no plans of coming back to live in Florida as she really felt safe in Hawaii compared to when she was here back in the 80’s. Then it makes me wonder about Hawaii’s crime rates? Well, according to my husband’s cousin, there are also some crimes in Hawaii, but not as worst as some major cities in mainland USA.

As far as family home values in Hawaii, they say that the real estate in Hawaii had some good deals! Well, that would also depend on location and how big and attractive the property is. Anyway, all I can say is, if you got the money to buy a property and live in Hawaii, then go for it! Check out the link now and find some really good deal too, by looking online what is hot and new in the property ladder in Hawaii.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Green Mango with Spicy Shrimp Fry

Here I am again craving for something out of the ordinary. Chocolates, pastries, ice creams and cakes are the ordinary food that you can just grab in the grocery here. But, I am not a big fan of these "sweet tooth" faves even though these "yummylicious foodies" are very affordable here. It's just like buying a "bananacue" in the "sari-sari" stores. But, since I am not in PI, craving for "Pinoy" foodie like the green mango is hard to find and I can only buy "uyap" in the Asian store. Of course it's different if you live in California where you can buy everything your tastebuds desire. Anyway, I was able to buy the green mango at PUBLIX but, it's a product from Mexico.I really thought that it's sour but, after dipping a big slice of green mango to a spicy "uyap" (drooling), yummy, LOL!
Now, I still crave for more! I hope this variety of mango is still there tomorrow.

Beautiful Smile

It is awkward to smile if you have missing teeth right? If you are looking for a dentist around the pacific zone like California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas then, I suggest that you check out this website called This is probably the fastest and easiest way to get a dental appointment. I also found out that their dental charges are a lot cheaper than the charges from our family dentist.I was recently fitted with a crown on my premolar teeth and it took me 2 visits to the dentist and a week interval to have it sorted out. This is because as my dentist explained, those crowns are made on a laboratory which is not located at her clinic so; there was a waiting time of a week to have the 2nd appointment.

I found out that with Smile Generation Dentists, it only takes a day to have it all done! The crowns are made and done for as quickly as 2 hours, no need for a second appointment. This company is $100 cheaper than what I paid for mine. They are also using an electronic dental record system and you can view data’s such as x-rays and charts on a flat screen monitor on your chair-side. But, in some clinics like where I go, they do not bother to show the records of their patients. Booking an appointment is easy at You can book it online or call on them on a toll free number 1-800 SmileGen (764 5343) and you are all set! Oh, one last thing, on their website, they currently have some discount voucher, so you might as well check it out too!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Joe's Crab Shack at Semoran Blvd

We live just 5 minutes away from major stores, fine dining restaurants, and food chains. Lucky us to have found such great location right? Anyway, I am not feeling well for almost a week but, last night I had this craving for food. I told my hubby that I will treat him for a date, well, it was past 8 at night such an impromptu plan thought really!Joe's Crab Shack is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. It is actually beside High Tide Harry's, another favorite place but, we decided to dine in at Joe's that night.When we came in, it's amazing to tell you guys, they are open up to midnight. There's few people who come and go in pairs and in groups. It was a nice evening and I was starving so I ordered a Stuffed Mushroom and hubby ordered shrimp and fish. Mine was only less than $8 and hubby's food costs $11, which was not bad considering it's dinner time.I ordered an appetizer thinking I can order an entree' in few minutes. My eyes is truly bigger than my stomach because after eating halfway, I was full. I was eyeing on the Seafood sampler where it has a calamari and shrimps on it.I gave only $5 tip for a $23 bill. Such affordable for a dinner really! Well, a server should get 20% tip from the diners because their pay is less than $5/hour mostly. I am not sure how much in this restaurant though but, that's what I know in some establishments here.We enjoyed our food and we ate most of it and the server was alright. This place is crowded when there's an NFL game or any sports game. If you crave for seafood, crabs in any kind, this place has the best of it. Well, the price differ in every state. If you live in Mississippi, you will enjoy bigger and cheaper king crabs or dungeness crab. Here's the set-up of their shop where you can buy Joe's souvenir products with that hungry shark watching on you.
Here's the look inside the restaurant. I refrain from taking pictures where people are dining, it's rude, right? Anyway, it's blurry because I am only using a blackberry phone camera.
That's my little rendezvous last night. Craving for food is one thing that I can't just ignore.
This is my entry for this week's Yummy Sunday. Thanks for the visit everyone!


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