Showing posts from April, 2012

I am Thankful!

Was reading my emails at yahoo when suddenly I came across of this and I just want to share it with you.....It's beautiful!  Somehow, I felt relieved after being reminded to be thankful despite the difficult times in my life.


 For the wife who says it's hotdogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else. 

For the husband who is on the sofa being couch potato, because he is home with me and not out at the bars. 

For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because that means she is t home and not on the streets. 

For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed. 

For the mess to clean after the party because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. 

For the clothes that fit a little to snug because it means I have enough to eat. 

For my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine. 

For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because i…

Night Out At KTV!

Last Saturday, we had a chance to go out and spend few hours of fun and entertainment at a KTV bar nearest to our staff housing unit. This is just few blocks away from our place and located inside a hotel on the main road going to the boarder of Thailand. This was the idea of our Boss to celebrate our last training day as we are about to work on shifts this coming week as we are already near to our opening date. He gave me a phone call and asked me to check with the staff if they wanted to have a simple celebration and everybody agreed. We have decided that instead of a small party having "pot luck" same like what we have done last time, we will just book a VIP room in the hotel's KTV. So after we checked out from our training at 5PM, we had some rest and we assembled at 7:30 PM so we could all go at the same time to the venue of our "small gathering". It's quite pleasing to know that the venue for the said party was indeed a good choice. The place i…

Lucio Is Now On Training

Our dear Lucio is now on training. He's 2 months old now and I just told my daughter Mikz that its about time to train him a bit. We wanted him to learn to pee and poo at the right place and so Mikz had done some research on how can she train Lucio on this. Today, I just had a chat with my daughter and she told me that she started training Lucio already and she told me to give our Lucio enough time to get used to what is being taught to him. I've seen Lucio on webcam and he's getting cuter as he gets bigger. His hair is getting longer and thicker. Maybe a month more to go and Mikz can already tie his hair with some cute ribbons. I am also excited to see him wearing a cute shirt and ribbon. Just by his looks now, we already find him so adorable, how much more in the coming month? :)
No doubt that Lucio keeps everyone in the house entertained and I'm glad that both my son and daughter takes turn in bathing and feeding him. He is still into milk and dog food. Some…

I'm Busy But I'm Happy!

Oh my! I haven't updated my blogs lately. It's so unusual for me not to update my blogs. My blogger friends can attest to that. Perhaps, I'm one of the most visible bloggers before. In fact, I used to write a post for my main blog, Life's Tips And Tricks daily. Oh well..that was before. I also blog walk a lot in the past. But sad to say, I have to get away from blogging a bit because of my busy schedule at work. We're on the process of setting up now and as expected, we have tons of jobs to do. Aside from that, I was doing the training for more than a week. I have to prepare my modules and materials for the training and this had taken much of my time last month. Now, that I'm done with the training, I have to devote some time on paper works. I only have Sunday for my day off and this is the day that I devote for chatting with the kids on top of doing my laundry and going to the market to buy my stock for the week. I also cook my own foods, iron my c…

Vietnamese Dishes

Hi everyone! We had an acquaintance party last April 07 and since we are a department with a mixture of different nationalities, we had decided that each group would bring some dishes which. For this post, I would be featuring first the Vietnamese dishes prepared and cooked by our Vietnamese staff.

Vietnam Fried Spring Rolls
Believe me, this is so yummy and it comes with a special sauce. In fact, I ate a lot of these.

Our Vietnamese staff says, the spring rolls should be eaten together with these green veggies. I tell you, in Cambodia and Vietnam, green veggies are very well loved. In a way, it's good because I was influenced by them. Now, I eat a lot of veggies more than I did when I was in the Philippines.

This is another kind of Vietnam spring rolls but it's not fried same like the other one. The counterpart of this in the Philippines is our "lumpiang sariwa" but it comes with a different dip.

This is again, one of my favorites! Shells that is sauteed with tamari…

Looking Back.....

Oh's been 18 days since I've joined my new company. There are lots of changes and adjustments but there are also so many good things to be happy about. Aside from the fact that this place is more rewarding professionally and financially, I was also able to gain many new friends. I feel blessed that God gave me my wish and that is to be able to find a place where I can work and feel happy at the same time. For me, having a good relationship with my staff and colleagues really matters. Sometimes, I am thinking, what is the use of working and earning if you don't have any peace of mind and you are not happy with what you are doing. Well, in this place I have it all. I know it's still too early to tell, things may change later but the fact that I have a good start is already a good sign. I have thought of writing this post coz it's a Sunday and I wanted to share the power of prayers.

Prior to getting this job, I have prayed sincerely to God. I asked him …