Tuesday, July 31, 2012



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Saturday, July 28, 2012

After the catch on my previous blog, SIL Aimee made some Kinilaw (raw tuna in vinegar and mayo) like ceviche. and some tuna belly soup. Also, i went to the the asian atore to get a few of my asian veggies and fruit.

tuna belly

water spinach or kangkong

guanabana (front) and malunggay(morenga) i needed the seed inside the pod so i can grow my own malunggay tree. BTW, my sweety and i have planted a few guanabana seeds and a couple of them have sprouted :)

Upo(gourd), gabi(taro root), kamote(sweet potato), saging na saba(plantain), malunggay pods

OK, now that are bellies are full we hit the road to downtown Disney.

AMC theater

the lovely bunch!


our snack :) caramel popcorn

brother Yusef, signing his CD. Play's good with his guitar

kids, watching the guy in black play his violin

my niece Ja


ooopsss, not so clear shot :)

And we ended our nice afternoon stroll dancing with the Rockabilly's !!!!!!
it's a bit chilly, somebody's going to ask for a tea when we get home :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank you St. Therese


Todays blog is dedicated to St. Therese. She is a Carmelite nun who died at the age of 26 from an illness and in her death bed she says " i will let fall a shower of roses".

My miraculous experience began one day, when my cousin, my sister and i have been talking about our dreams for our future. My cousin then mentioned that we should pray to St. Therese for our wishes to be heard. The prayer was given to her by her MIL. So, we started our novena for 9 days. and patiently waited for St. Therese's sign of her roses.

One day my daughter was invited to watch a spring concert at a school, so we decided to watch it with her. As we were walking towards the gymnasium, i saw this huge carving of a red rose across the street on an apartment building and ironically the buildings name was ROSEWOOD gardens. Instantly, i was overwhelmed with joy for i knew that this was the message from St. Therese that i have been waiting for, which was actually the 9th day of my novena. This was just the beginning.

Eventhough i am done praying the Novena and eventhough i know that my wish has been granted i kept on saying the novena whenever i want to for the past few months. I have so much to ask for particularly at this point in our life where i needed the biggest miracle i could ever ask for.

As i continue praying for almost a few weeks now, i joined this blog giveaway not to long ago by Victoria Camp design. It was a pair of lovely white rose clay earrings. I have joined a few giveaway but i have never won so far. I thought if i win this rose giveaway that means St. Therese has heard my prayers once more.

Today was a very special and miraculous day. I woke up this morning receiving an email from Victoria Camp that i won her white clay rose giveaway!!!!! I just couldn't believe it. I was on my knees near my altar, thanking St. Therese for her miracle. I started another novena today, at this point in our life i am in need of greatest help ever. As soon as i finished the Novena i started praying the lords prayer, and immediately i felt as if there is another presence in the room with me. Suddenly i couldn't control myself from crying all through out my prayers. When I'm about to say the last few prayer's the presence sort of subside and my crying stopped.

At this point, i heard my phone received an email. So i checked as soon as i finished. I got a message from pinterest, and it says: "ROSIE" repinned 2 of your pins on spirituality. now rosie as in ROSE and incidently her profile picture was a red rose with colorful swirls around it. at the bottom of the message was another pin liked by Paula, it's Dr. Wayne Dyer's book "Wishes Fulfilled".

Here i am, very much surprised. thingking that i just finished praying to St. Therese and immediately i got an answer from her. As if she was using all of this wonderful people on the internet to get the message to me.

Later, i turned my computer on. I was looking for a photo of St. Therese to add on my pin board spirituality. After a few hour, someone repinned my St. Therese pin. As if once more ST. Therese is telling me that her message was real and it's really her communicating with me. I don't think all of this happening in just a day was a coincidence. It was truly an amazing experienced of Great miracle. I feel blessed, thankful and at ease knowing that all of my worries will be over and everything will be well. All of my prayers, my wishes has been fulfilled. All i need to do is wait for the right time for it to unfold.

I have also stumbled on a great blog about St. Therese's miracle. If you got time to spare, please visit her blog HERE. Very inspirational and wonderful story of a great miracle. You dont have to be religious to pray, what's important is that it comes from your heart and believe in it.

Thank you St. Therese

If you are interested to recite the novena to St. therese i have included a copy of the novena below
say the novena for nine consecutive days and wait for miracle, a shower of roses :) in my case i like saying the novena for more than nine days. wether i am asking for a wish or not, i will continue to pray to her, as a way of saying thank you for all the miracles i have received as well as sharing my story to others and made her  known for her wonderful miracles to help inspire us.

Prayer to St. Therese

O Glorious St. Therese, whom almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind
I implore your your miraculous intercession.
So powerful are you in obtaining every nedd of body and soul, our Holy mother church proclaims you a "Prodigy of Miracles, the greatest Saint of modern times."
Now i fervently beseech you to answer my petition.

*****mention your specific petition here******

And to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good upon the earth...of letting fall from heaven a shower of roses.
Henceforth dear little flower I will fulfill your plea "to be made known everywhere" and I will never cease to lead others to jesus through you

Friday, July 13, 2012

who want's to eat?

Ok, on my previous blog, i have mentioned that we went to San Pedro, Califronia. Well, evrytime we go there my sis-in-law and I and my husband would go to the fish port early saturday morning and buy loads and loads of fish! There's not much fish were we live in the inlands of California, mostly frozen and just a few selection to choose from, usually the freshwater kind of fish. And since we already plan this ahead of time, i literally empty out my fridge to make some room for our deadly catch. hehehe.
here is what i did with them....

sweet and spicy clams

grilled lamb in mint sauce

smothered beef liver

stir fried korean pork with sesame seed

braised beef shank

asian veggies in coconut milk

and hubby's fave Adobo (braised pork)

Now, i have a fridge loaded with fish such as, tuna, mackerel, pompano, salmon, red snapper, squid, shrimp..etc. and a handful of meat for weekend barbecues.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ports O'Call, San Pedro California

Enjoy this wonderful shots taken using my Lumix waterproof camera. i think i did a pretty good job :)
Taken at Ports O'Call in San Pedro California. 
food court, while we were there there are a few locals enjoying karaoke nights!

love this view

one lonesome bird