Saturday, August 13, 2011

One of My Hobbies: Photography

I love taking pictures even though I am not good at it. Taking pictures of my son is one thing I like to do. How I wished I have a SLR so I can take better pictures :-). But this thing is really expensive and if I really want to get myself one, then I need to save for it. Lucky is my brother who got a SLR for a gift from us during our visit in the Philippines this June.

I would like to get the Nikon D3100 because according to consumer report this is the best one for your money.

Nikon-DSLR D3100 is a digital SLR camera with 14.1 Megapixel capacity, this camera can be a best starting point for those who aspire to become professional photographers, also it can be used as an high end home video camera, it can take great quality pictures and record videos in great level of clarity, The interface is simple to use and 3 inch display looks great for viewing and editing your pictures and video. Does have continuous shooting mode with 3fps, face detection, red eye reduction and auto flash are some of the key features of this camera. Check the specifications below for more information about this camera.

Nikon D3100 Specifications

  • Effective Pixels: 14.2 million
  • Effective Pixels & Sensor Size: 14.2 million & 23.1 x 15.4mm
  • Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 second. in steps of 1/3 EV Bulb
  • Self-timer: 2 sec. and 10 sec.Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
  • Built-in Flash
  • Hi-speed USB
  • Video output: NTSC, PAL
  • HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
  • GPS: GP-1 GPS unit
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Weight: 455gm

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Trials and Tribulations are Life's Blessings

I have been very occupied with lots of things in my life that I have lost track of my blogs. I thought I still have six blogs and have forgotten my two new blogs! This is one of the two :-(. Shame on me. Can you blame me? With our recent trip to the Philippines and my health, I think those who really know me and love me will understand what I am going through. They would say that my health and family is more important than anything in this world. Life is still hard after we got back from our trip, but it has to go on. Trials and tribulations are part of life...they will help mold me into a better and stronger person....for me these are blessings for I can learn from them. I love my life even with those trials. They make my life better and happier!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kids In Doodles: Fun Weekend

Our weekend went well last week. We went to the park and have Jacob play on the playground. We had our dinner there before hubby went to work. Sunday night was awesome, too! We camped out in our backyard and had fun cooking hotdogs on fire. We put up a tent for me to sleep in, while my boys slept on their cots :-)!

Anyway, this is my share for KID this Monday. Join us and have some fun by posting photos of your kids. Click the badge below for more cute entries!

Tell Me What You Think!

While I was looking for some images at Google, I came across the photo below. I thought I read it wrong so I re read it again; I read it right and it says " a clean house is a sign of a wasted life." I don't agree with it....maybe to those who live in a messy house it is a waste of life cleaning their abode. To me, I am sorry to say, but this statement means---laziness. The statement should be read like this: "a clean house is a sign of a happy homemaker/wife/mother."

Personally, I love a clean house; so I clean my house...and I am happy doing it. I feel organized, at peace and comfortable when my house is clean and in order. How about you? What do you think of this sign or statement. To some it means a great excuse not to clean...and to me...that is pathetic!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

An Award from Spanish Pinay

I received this award before; I think last year if I am not mistaken. Anyway, I'd like to thank Spanish Pinay for sharing me this award.

Second Award for my new blog :-)

The Catch....
~ For the seven lovely blogs I've share this award, the owners should write 7 things about him/herself.
~ Then, they should also tag another 7 lovely blogs. Easy...right?

Now, here it is:

1. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 10 years now :-).
2. I teach 6-7 year old kids at Sunday School.
3. My one and only sister died without me seeing her and knowing her :-/.
4. Is missing my baby girl who is in Heaven now :-/.
5. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).
6. Was once a Missionary for the Church mentioned in #4.
7. Can speak Cebuano language, too!

I am now tagging:
1. Ahmee
2. Haze
3. Juliet
4. Bambi N.
5. Hazel L.
6. Rubz
7. Anne

Come ladies and grab the award....and let's get to know each other a little bit more.And oh, remember to visit those you tagged with and tell that you have an award for them. Thank you so much ladies :-)!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kids In Doodles: Sport - Baseball

We had a busy weekend last week. On Saturday, we went to a friend's son's birthday at Chuck E Cheeses where the boys had a blast! After the party, we headed to the park and let the kids play baseball with their father's while I acted like a photographer as usual. At around 8pm since it was still bright we went to continue the birthday celebration at Freddy's house where we ate dinner, cake and more fun times with the kids.

Jacob and his friend, Charles love to play baseball with their Dads and they actually did a good job considering they don't practice often. Impressive! Anyway, my share on KID.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Things to Think About

One time while I was reading my niece's blog, I came across this post. After reading it...I paused for a while and think.....What would you think if you were me? Share us you thoughts if you may; thank you :-)!

In a crowd, a man cracked a joke. The people laughed hard.
After a moment, he cracked the same joke again and a little less people laughed this time.

He cracked the same joke again and very few laughed this time.

When there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said,

"When you can't laugh on the same joke again and again then why do you keep crying over the same thing over and over again?"

The question made me think harder and harder; my answer is a matter of choice. You can choose to cry and make yourself miserable or laugh because you chose to be happy and not because whatever that is you were crying about "will pass" as well.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kids In Doodles: Jake's Artwork

This is my very first entry for Willa's new meme "kids in doodles." Here are few of my son's artworks; aside from reading and math, my son loves to draw and color. I was surprise when he showed me this drawings one day! I am impressed! For a six year old boy, these photos are amazing...and he is awesome. We are very proud of you, Son!

Anyway, click the badge below to share your kid's doodles or artwork... :-)! We'd love to see them, too! Thanks Willa for hosting/creating this fun meme.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan # 11

Hello Friends and Fellow Bloggers, this is the first time I joined the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan with the hope of meeting new friends and bloggers. I have created this new blog last week and just like everyone who joined the Caravan, I need followers, too! I hope you will follow mine and I'll do the same in return.

“Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was designed for bloggers to help each other in terms of blog followers either through Google Friend Connect and email subscribers.”

Friday, April 29, 2011

All About Me!

I am a wife, mother, believer, daughter, dreamer, sister, friend, achiever, servant, and a blogger. A carefree individual safeguarded by limits...which for is good. Without limit, I could be in danger! I do believe that writing is an art and it soothes the spirit and mind.

No matter how high the level of your intellectual capacity is, you will still end up a mediocre if you will not exert a consistent effort in studying and doing the best you can to excel. There’s nothing insurmountable in this life when you let faith or prayer prevails over pride or pessimism. There’s nothing wrong in wearing make up and dressing fabulously as long as it’s within the Lord’s standard and not for worldly gratification. Remember, physical beauty fades, but inner beauty and intelligence will be carried out to the highest realm. I’m a believer of inner beauty! Learning does not stop when a degree is earned, because every ending is always a beginning of a new knowledge and wisdom venture. Having a loving and supportive family, amazing husband or companion and good friends define the best support system.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Versatile Award

Another award for this new blog; thanks Anne of Prose of Relevance for remembering me when you were thinking who you would give the awards :-).

* Thank and linked back the blogger who awarded you the badge
* Share seven things about you
* Award 5 or 25 other bloggers
* Contact these bloggers for the award

7 things about me:

1. I am shy and reserve.
2. I miss my husband when he is not around.
3. I have few friends whom I trust and keep.
4. I never get nervous during surgery...major or minor.
5. I cook a lot and my #1 fan is my son and hubby.
6. I want to learn to play piano.
7. I teach 6-7 year old kids at Sunday School.

Would like to share this award to the following cool bloggers.following:

Ahmee of Amiable Amy
Hazel of My Comfort Zone
Joy of Occasions of Joy
Willa of Smart Mommy
Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts

Guys, please grab this award when you get the chance; thanks!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Is She Guilty or Not?

Last week during Easter egg hunting at the park. I almost lost my iPhone. My friends and I are waiting for the playground gate to open so the kids can go in and find eggs. While waiting I was checking my FB to see whether a friend returned my call. After checking it, I put my iPhone at its holster so I don't need to hold it. The holster holds my iPhone perfectly and it is impossible for someone to snatch it. Few minutes later, I thought of checking my husband to see if he had eaten his lunch yet. To my surprised, the phone is gone and I panicked! I told my friend about it, and she started calling my phone. She said; the phone is ringing but nobody's answering; so she tried again and a woman answered "hello" and then hang up! So, whoever got my iPhone gave me no choice but to get some help. Good thing there was a cop nearby. I talked with the cop and asked if there any way I can get my iPhone back. He asked the number of my lost phone and started calling it. A friend of mine on the other hand was still trying to get hold of the woman who got my iPhone. Finally the woman answered again and was about to hang up, but when my friend handed her phone to the cop, the woman got scared; so she talked to the cop and told the cop where she was? That woman was there few feet away from us! The cop headed to her direction mad! I didn't follow the cop but watched him talk to the said woman. I can tell that she was trying to explain where she got it and that was a lie! That made me think that this woman wanted to keep my phone for herself! And how in the world she got my phone? There were so many people at the park that day; and she was probably standing next to me, bumped into me and snatched it. I am so glad that I was so calmed that time; I got my phone back...thanks to the cop who did his job which is to protect and help people.

After the egg hunting, this woman followed us on the way home, upset and saying that we are accusing her of stealing my iPhone! I said, I didn't say anything bad to the cop, I just told him that "whoever got my phone is not answering it....and that there is no way I could have dropped my iPhone because the holster is holding it very tight! I, myself is having hard time taking it out of the holster. And if in case I dropped it, I could have heard or felt it on my foot." But "no" was stolen...that is our conclusion. Anyway, she was mad and wouldn't listen to what we were saying, so we just ignored her and left for we don't want a fight! But we said, "thank you first. Then, she saw the same cop and started complaining about us. Whatever the cop was saying to her, we don't have any clue. All we know is that she is guilty as charged, lol!

Okay, after that my son and I went to Chick Fillet for lunch. While waiting for my son to finish playing on the playplace, I thought of checking if there any missed call during the time when my phone was under the woman's hand. To my surprised again, somehow she managed to blocked all the incoming calls! Well, another proof that she intended to keep my phone to herself! How did she do that? I do not know! I don't even know how to do that kind of stuff yet since I am lazy to read the manual. I am also being lazy adding my friends phone numbers in my contact lists! I was giving her the benefit of the doubt, but that was replaced with the concrete proof that she stole my phone! To me and my friend and the cop, she is indeed GUILTY! What do you think?

1. She didn't answer the phone the first time, then answered the second time and hang up, and third answered the phone again and was about to hang up after saying "hello."
2. Lied about where she picked up or got it.
3. Was upset.
4. Blocked all incoming calls.
5. Complained to the cops about us.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Tag from Hazie Haze

I decided to post this tag here in my new blog because I think this tag suits here the best! Anyway, I'd like to thank Hazel for sharing this with me; I am thrilled! Okay let me start answering the questions now!

1) Do you think you’re hot?
- Hubby keeps telling me I am; but I don't think so :-)!

2) Upload a picture or wallpaper that you’re using at the moment.

3) Talk about the picture.
- A family picture taken few years back when we were still living in our old house. I love this for we looked like a happy and contented family...of which we are!

4) When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
- Monday, when my parents in-law were here for a visit. Instead of dining out, we decided to order fried chicken at KFC and they are oh so yummy!

5) The song(s) you listened to recently.
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir Songs.

6) Do you have nicknames? What are they?
- My family back home calls me Cecile, some of my friends call me Ces, Cel, Cici, and when I got here in the U.S. most people call me Cecilia.

7) Tag 8 blog owners
- I want to tag the following bloggers:


8) Who is your No.1?
- A simple, down to earth and smart woman whom I met through blogging. She is also an honest person who loves to travel and eat!

9) Say something about No.5
- Another virtual friend who loves her family. I like her simplicity and honesty.

10) How did you get to know No.3?
- I met her through a blogger friend. She is a nice person who has two adorable kids. Despite of her busy life, she still manages to maintain her many blogs!

11) How about No.4?
- I like this beautiful woman who loves her family so much. She used to design my blogs template :-). Now, she is busy with her kids and their baby on the way!

12) Leave a lovey dovey message for No.2
- Hey Dear, thank you so much for being so thoughtful :-); you always think of me when it comes to DA's and stuffs related to blogging :-).

13) Does No.4 and No.5 have any similarities?
- Yes. They are both cool bloggers.

14) State 5 things you know about No.1
- Loves to eat
- Thoughtful
- Loves hummer car
- Travels a lot
- Gadget fanatic

15) State the similarity of a goat and cow?
- They both give us milk :-). Both eat grass and live in a farm.

16) How did you feel when you answer the above question?
- Happy because I think I've answered them right!

Thanks for taking time to read my share :-)! Grab it if you want.

Jake and The Easter Egg Hunting

This morning, my friends and I together with our boys woke up early today to go to the Easter Egg Hunt here in Heartland community. We went there early because we don't want to be late during the registration. The registration starts at 9am, but the actual games and activities didn't start till 10am, so the boys (Jacob and Aaron) had the chance of playing before the egg hunting begins. They had fun running around chasing each other together with their friends and classmates. The even rolled down the hill! Around 10:15am, the face painter lady arrived and started painting kids faces; good thing we were the fourth on the line. Jake had an Easter egg painted on his face while Aaron had a baseball and cap...they look so cute! After that, they join the games where they did the bear walk, walking backwards, and other. We were surprised they didn't have many games this year. Anyway, the egg hunting begins at 11:35am...and they had a blast though they didn't find the golden egg :-).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Seventh Blog

Hello everyone! Here is my new blog with a title "Ces Little Corner." Despite of the fact that I have been blogging for three years now, I still consider myself novice because I still don't know a lot about blogging techniques and all. What I am saying is that, I will blog or write anything that comes to mind....nothing fancy or techy for that matter :-)! This will includes my passion for family, self, home improvement, foods, rants, memes, reviews and everything in general. Please feel free to visit and add your comments. Thank you and have a nice day!