Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Down Under

Happy New Year
Australia Style

Happy New Year

As I am posting this,
in 30 minutes
it is Happy New Year

in the Philippines.
and other parts of the World.

I was glad I was able to talk and greet them a
Happy New Year before the phone lines get busy and
before going to work.

To our family and friends
Happy New Year!
It's time to
The Year of the OX

Thursday, December 25, 2008

# 25 Spa

My friend invited me to this Spa
last yr and
I thought
I would share this and invite you.

Post Christmas Stress Disorder
Spa for Moms and Dads
is always a MUST after Christmas.

Deep tissue massages - to relieve the pain of carrying heavy shopping bags and boxes, walking from one store to another and the bags added up and taking it in the car back inside the house and also to alleviate pain from hacking toys out of packages with a craw bar.

Hand and Foot Fantasy - an Ultimate Spa Pedicure and Spa Manicure -you'll be pampered and cared for. You'll relax in a big, comfortable reclining chair. Your hands (or feet) will be cleansed and your cuticles cured. A great treatment especially after tearing and ripping toys out of packages. And after driving to and from home and stores, stranded in traffic and standing inline for hours.

Cleaning Lady Service - While you are away and enjoying this spa experience, we will take care of cleaning the house inside and out.
The moment you wake up with your bed unmade, pick up your clothes wherever you take them off. You will not need to lift a finger.

Quiet Room - provides a relaxing environment with over stuffed recliners, dim light, herb tea both before and after treatments. It is equipped with noise eliminating features, sound-proof walls, and super dark shades to encourage a nice sleeping environment to be treated like queen or king for a day.

Meals made to order - After serving guests with meals, doing dishes and cleaning up, all meals will be served in bed.

When your treatment is complete, you'll leave with that floating feeling that comes from having beautiful spa treatment and being totally relaxed.

There's only one word to describe the feeling:Re-born

So call now and make your reservations at
1 - got - sleep

1 - got - sanity
Insane Sanctuary

888 Flaccid Road

Tranquil, CA 92008

And this wraps up my 25 Favorite Things for Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

# 24
Christmas Books, Movies, CD's and DVD's Anything related to Christmas, be with my family,
eat Noche Buena with family.

Our Christmas Family Tradition:

Christmas Card


Ever since we had the boys we decided to join the bandwagon of sending Christmas Cards to fam and friends. And every yr since JT and Jake were born we send our "Themed" Christmas Cards to fam and friends.
We have sent out First Christmas Family Card, Red Christmas? , Oh Christmas Tree, Brotherly Love, Eric Carle inspired Brown Bear..Brown bear what do you see?, This year we are sending "Happy Mistletoes Card".

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Drive Around the Christmas Lights

click here to see more pictures

Shelly, actually I thought about you when we
drove down the 'lights street'.
Your house can totally fit in here.
There were people walking, and driving with
the head lights off.
Some kids sell Hot Cocoa and it is always
fun for the boys to buy a cup of Hot Cocoa
It is always a Tradition.

Gingerbread House

We love making Gingerbread houses and Virtual Gingerbreadhouse
for less messy ones =)


We send out Christmas Packages to Mish. Read here


Every yr. this is our tradition. Click here

Phone calls and Text Message

My family called from the Philippines
early this morning
5am (PST)
to greet us a Merry Christmas
We called them back again before Christmas Eve dinner
we also called Paul's fam from UT and ID.
We texted and emailed friends as well.

Treasure Hunt
We do a fun Treasure Hunt
after Christmas Eve Dinner
before opening presents.
one another.
The boys opened a present and it was
and inside the box it had a poem
where we said our prayers
sang songs
and we read Book about Christmas
and the Treasure hunt started.
It took them to the kitchen,
the bedroom,
the living room

and it ended
in the room
the Nativity was by candlelight.

Paul read a poem from his niece- Whitney
BTW, Whitney
Paul waited to read it tonight.
Thank you so much!
It was very special.

Here is the poem
Thanks Whitney.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
With tiny lights and Heavens stars reflecting in the snow.
The sight is so spectacular; please wipe away the tears,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the Angeles sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not that far away, we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me my dear ones, you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love.
After all ‘LOVE’ is the gift, more precious than pure gold,
It was always mos important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
For I can’t count the blessings nor the love he has for you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember that I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

It was so beautiful.

After the poem, we opened presents
baked cookies for Santa
put carrots for the reindeers
the only thing we did not do tonight is
to go running around the block (we had planned earlier to
tire the boys out by running laps around the block).
But, it is raining so we did situps and pushups instead.

Good Night and Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Shop til you drop

On Comet...On Cupid On Donner...On Vixen... On Sale!!!

Can you believe you can ask discounts at the store?

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're looking for an extra bargain before the holidays, you may only have to ask. With holiday sales shaping up to be the lowest in years, possibly the worst since the industry began annual comparisons in 1969, retailers say they're taking consumers' demands for good deals seriously. Some are extending return policies, while others are matching competitors' prices. Many are volunteering on-the-spot discounts and even letting customers haggle prices well down from what's marked in a desperate bid to make the cash register ring. Read more here.

So, shop til you drop.


We love, love, love FAO SCHWARTZ
even though we did not go to Las Vegas this Christmas
we were still able to shop at FAO
in Macy's.

FAO in LV last yr.





Monday, December 22, 2008

# 21 and # 22

# 21 VAIO

This new Vaio is about 9.5in wide and 4.5in deep, making it smaller than the average notebook, and apparently a clamshell design if what look like hinges in the photo are really hinges. It runs Windows and the FCC filings refer to Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, EVDO and HSPA. This notebook will be out on Jan 9th. Read here for more

# 22 Gift Cards

Any GC is very much appreciated.
beware of stores that are closing.
Read here

Ice Age

Ice age.....Drive safely everyone.
and Have a Brrrrrr-ight Christmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twilight Parody

I know Twilight and fashion sums up my blog.
sorry bout that.

But, you've got to see this video


Oh My

The "hair"


Did he have a haircut in New Moon?
Does not matter he is Shmexy!
Long hair...Short hair..

Saturday, December 20, 2008

# 20 Germ Guardian Toothbrush sanitizer

Last minute Shopping and Movie


Last minute Shopping
The malls, the parking lot
It was INSANE!
Today is the last weekend before the holiday,
hopefully you aren't feeling the pressures of purchasing looming over your head.
It's always...always in December.
So many fun things to do in just a matter of 3 weeks.
So many deadlines to keep track of.
However, even though I've made my list
and checked it multiple times
There is always the procrastinator in me.
And thanks to my DH (Dear Husband)


After all the Hustle and the Bustle
I took the Boys for some Mommy and boys time
sans Paul.
After all, I needed to spend time with the boys to shop
for their Daddy and also
Buy gifts for each other. AND
gave PAUL his OWN time
to watch the BYU Basketball and Football game
This is the first yr.
we did not go to a Bowl Game. Totally different post
but in passing we were so bummed not to be in LV right now.
ANYWHO, it was also nice to just be here and
wrap up presents for Christmas.
We totally enjoyed BOLT!
not Usain
The Movie Bolt!

I loved it! I totally enjoyed it.
Was a little tear jerker. 3-D Movie
Also it was Funny!
very funny.
Bolt, Mittens and Rhino
the Hamster.
Loved it!!!!
What I relaly love and enjoy about Disney Movies are
the Short Films before the Movie.
And they showed Tokyo Mater.
It is Pixar's first 3D short video.

Friday, December 19, 2008

# 19 Cashmere

Just Because!


Neiman Marcus

Banana Republic Argyle

Ann Taylor

Ella Moss

Arcitic Chill? Santa Ana Winds?

One of the first things I do before bedtime and when I wake up is check the Weather. Since growing up in the Philippines we have a very predictable weather. I check it so I can be prepared to wear layers when I go running, bring a light jacket, a sweater or the boys can wear shorts or just because-I-am-addicted-to-checking-the-weather! And this is what I saw this morning.

Yes, I cannot complain how cold it is in CA to my friends in Illinois or relatives in UT and ID. I really can't. Look at those numbers!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Costco and # 18 Favorite Thing


Other than Target, who does not shop at Costco or Sam's Club right?
Well, yeah unless you do not have any membership card of course.
Anyways, every now and then Costco will put out clothes from cool
designers. Having said that they have True religion , see previous post
Fave # 12.
And they have Ed Hardy shirts and
Seriously? S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y!!!!
Hurry up and go buy!
It's a great deal!

18 MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone

I love to communicate
thru email, at work, at home
cellphone, textmessaging,
it does not matter
since cellphone handheld use is illegal
in CA
and I do not like using a blue tooth
MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
  1. Safety,
  2. convenience and
  3. compliance with new hands-free traffic laws in many states,
Three reasons this is a favorite gift choice for a driver this year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barbie's Pumps designed by Louboutin

image: Barbie in Badley Mischka

For Barbie's BIG 5-0 next year. She will be receiving an awesome present which is every girl's dream. Christian Louboutin will be designing her pumps which will debut at the runway show that Mattel, Inc is staging during the 2009 Fall New York fashion week in February.

Fifty as-yet-undisclosed designers will produce Barbie-inspired outfits for the runway, and each of the 50 models will be wearing the pink Louboutins at the show.
Image: Christian Louboutin Time Mag.
“I guess I always had a little ‘girlie side’ who liked Barbie,” Louboutin said. “Barbie needs to wear great shoes because every girl needs to wear great shoes.”

Since I have 2 boys, will I buy a Barbie Doll for me =)

# 17 Isle Gota Beach

It has been a crazy weather this week. The "arctic chill" weather is hitting every corner in the country. I talked to Tara yesterday and she told me that she had to buy jackets for the girls because it is snowing in LV. So, with the very unpredictable weather, I wish I was in the Tropical country right now. My brother and SIL are enjoying their Vacay in Maui. For my # 17 fave . I would love to be in Isle Gota. My friend Hedda was just here 2 months ago when she went home to visit her family in the Philippines. IT IS GORGEOUS!!! she said. Well, just lookin at the pictures who would not love to go there RIGHT NOW! This is also where they filmed French Survivor, Kohlanta in spring this year.

It is called Isle Gota or Gota Beach in Caramoan Peninsula.
Next time I go on vacation back home I will totally visit Isle Gota, since Isle Esme is going to be pack and busier with tourists.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

# 16 Pet- shionista

I do not have any dog or cat. But I saw these cool stuff on And I just could not stop and adore this dress, fur and plush toys. Totally Pet-shionista. Now, I can't wait to see Tara and Karen's dogs in this Lily dress and faux fur =).

Monday, December 15, 2008

# 15 Make Up

Dolce and Gabbana will launch their make up line in January 2009. The designers even sought help creating their products from Pat McGrath - who is the most influential make up artist in the Vogue industry, she also oversees the models' faces backstage at Dolce and Gabbana fashion shows.


No, this is not a Louboutin Boot or Sergio Rossi not even a Tory Burch. Anyway, I called in sick today and went to see an M.D for the injury that occurred in Saturday's race. X-ray (to rule out any fractures) revealed anterior talo-fibular ligament tear OR Grade 1 Ankle Sprain. She gave me a walking Boot or short walker. She was almost going to give me Crutches. And I told her I am fine. I think my co-workers and patients will have a lot of sympathy for me with the boot already. Especially the boys. She said to leave the boot on for at least 4 weeks.

Then I asked her, when can I start running again?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

# 14 COACH Christmas Cellphone

Coach is teaming up with KDDI to release this limited edition COACH Christmas Edition Cellphone
  • 1,941 units available
  • these models are produced by SonyEricsson
  • the retail price of $200.00 is only for the accessories in addition to the main handset
So, put on your running gears and it's time to fight if you want to get your hands on one.

Work Christmas Party # 2

That is Christmas Party # 2 for me. This time it is my current work Christmas Party. On friday, Annmarie and Greg opened their beautiful home to have the Rehab. dept party. We had Tons.. I mean TONS of yummy food. I was surprised I did not even take pictures. We ate and enjoyed each other's company, with a big Santa statue dancing while we were eating and the White elephant gift exchange. They said this year was Aditi's night. Every present she got was stolen from her. She even got the "saxophone clock" which was the "white elephant for 4 years!!! Anyways, she ended up with a bath set-bath pillow, soap, turban. Here is the picture after the white elephant. I got the Sauna Belt. Can't wait to use it.

We missed a lot of our friends in the dept. who could not make it on friday night. Maybe if we have a happy hour next month or so. Here's the rest of the pictures.