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My boys: Dibo & Husky

Recently my blog writing has come to stagnant. I've been very much in a "doggy mom" mood for my boys: Dibo & Husky. I'm loving being a pup momma, what can I say?
Back in six months ago, hubby and I adopted these puppies -- Bandit Bambangan a.k.a. Dibo and Husky Hinava. Day by day we watched them grow -- from puppies to teenage pups, and now they're growing real fast into becoming adult dogs. 
We don't have any kids yet. So naturally our parenting love goes to these pups. Just like any mom and dad, we often spoil our "children". Hubby and I often would sneak to the back of kitchen just to check on the "kiddos" if they're doing fine, or watch them sleep for a while and be content that they're growing well. To discipline them, we learn to observe their behavior and we watch  Cesar Millan - The Dog Whisperer to be a pack leader.
Now, at eight months old, we're yet to determine their breed type. They're turning "teenage&qu…

Today's blessing :)

Be humble. Trust always and a great deal in divine Providence; never never must you let yourselves be discouraged, despite contrary winds. I say it again: trust in God and Mary Immaculate; be faithful and forge ahead! -Saint Pauline of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (1865-1942)
Happy Sunday everyone. :)

Daily Blessing

I constantly need spiritual boost. And the simple, inspiring quotes from the saints ofDaily Blessing recharge me every time. Just to share with you, I love today's email which reads:

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous,
teach me to serve You as You deserve:
to give and not count the cost,
to fight and not heed the wound,
to toil and not seek rest,
to labor and not seek reward,
save that of feeling that I do Your will.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)


Hope your day will be blessed with abundant positivity too. Have a blessed Wednesday. 

Dream Green Sofa

This looks like my kind of dream sofa... Inspiration from BHG
Our current sofa set has pink covers sewn by my MIL.  No offence, mommy, but I'm not the girly-pink-fancy kind of girl.

Tadau Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) - 30th & 31st May 2011

Hey friends! Have I gone M.I.A in May? Well here's what I've been up to for my buzzing month of May. :)
Since last year, I started helping my MIL and her partners run their "cafe lounge" business in KDCA. They won the bid on a cultural house named Walai Ranau, which literally means House of Ranau. It's a wooden little house raised up and with high roof shed. I was hired as cashier cum book-keeper. It was quiet fun for a  family and friends business.
We started operating business since 16/5/2011 and ended on 31/5/2011. During the last 2 days -- the peak of Harvest Festival celebration turned out really crazy this year. The crowd, whether local or tourists would hang out in the cultural village till wee hours, drunk and some even refused to go home. The weather was humid, with no rain for few days, for that we sold lots of mineral water, isotonic drinks, soft drinks and beers. My MIL would cook some pusas, some snacks for customers to eat while drinking. Budweiser be…

Weekend Makeup Makeover

My sister Bibiana has just completed her course in professional makeup. She came over to my place with nieces Rowena and Rosanna for little weekend makeover project. Here are some of my favorite shots with hubby's Nikon D60:-

How did you like the makeover? I love it! Bibiana was so inspired she started blogging too. To know more about Bibiana's inspiration in makeup, you can check out The Little Beauty ~ Makeup Journal.

Bringing pups to vet for jebs

This morning Dibo and Husky were scheduled for 2nd vaccination. But it was my 1st time taking them to the vet accompanied by my sister Bibiana. Pretty nervous though for what's unexpected but surprisingly they were super steady and cool! No crying when they took the jebs which makes this proud pup momma so happy.

This is how behaved they were when waiting for their turn outside the vet clinic on a sunny Sunday. Oh, and they enjoyed riding in my car with no messing around. That's my boys. :)

YouTube - earthhour's Channel

Hey earth links, let's celebrate Earth Hour. :)
I used to wonder how life would be without our lovely home called earth. We realised our efforts to save energy for 1 hour does make great impact to the whole world, not just slightly lower electricity bill.
Hub and I have pledged to participate in Earth Hour and turn the lights off for 1 hour. How about you?

New valentines - Pups

Hi all! It's now passed Valentine's day. How have you spent time with your loved ones? As for me and hubby, this year's celebration top up with new love -- pups. My brother Canny reluctantly gave away these pups because he didn't have the time and space for them. So, they came to our house. :)

Pup #1 - Bandit Bambangan @ Dibo
Dibo is fun, playful and a big eater. He's got a beautiful and unique feature that my sis Bibi, a makeup stylist said as if he had drawn eye liner on his eyes. Cute! :)

Pup #2 - Husky Hinava @ Hushky-Boy
Husky's like a lion or huskyish. Cute huh? :)

They definitely have lighten up our lives and will keep us busy from now on. :)

Organise my Home office

Yeay! I de-cluttered my work desk. :)

These bills and receipts were accumulated since last year. Imagine that's how long I've been "taking my sweet time". So now I've aimed to sort out what's in this basket and get to do filing.

 I created categories and labeled the shoe boxes. This makes it easier for me to set up filing later.

 My little office companion -- Jumbo, happily sitting in my pen holder.

 Once receipts are cleared, I found myself a cute rattan basket for small items. Nice!

 Here goes the bills and receipts to respective categories and get sorted out, ready to be filed. Those unnecessary papers would be either reused on the blank side or dispose off.

I was too embarrased to show you the "before" desk condition but am now happy to share with you my "after" effect of home office organise.

Fortune cookie

My little niece, Rosanna gave me a fortune cookie. The little note stuffed inside the cookie reads:

"Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought"
Oh wow! To live life and simplify. That's exactly what I need. I'm yet to improve my time management at home because I kept postponing my home projects. 
So no more lazy bum taking sweet time. I'm starting my 1st project -- Organise my home office.
I've done google search on "How to organise home office". I'm so glad that there are many tips available on the internet. Some bloggers even shared their inspirations on home organise. One of my favorite blogs is Chez Larsson. Benita is truly my inspiration to be happy living in our own home and make it lovely and comfy. 
So action time! Till I update my progress. :)

Happy Chinese New Year

For those of you who celebrates Chinese New Year -- Gong Xi Fa Cai!

I started this year with lots of good arrangements. Praise the Lord. :)

I've not only joined a good company, have a good team mates at work, and we've been having lots of fun at work and outside of work.

At home, our new house is taking its shape, feeling more homey, although I've still got lots to sort out. I'm taking comfy steps to make things work now. Really looking forward to exercise my creative mind for home makeover and craft projects, so I can share with you all here. :)

May the year of rabbit brings you the best of luck and even greater joy, prosperity and happiness. Cheers!

* Pics from sources

Cookie Momster

My sister-in-law Florence wanted to bake some cookies for Christmas. She kind of got a recipe in her head to try out and so we did. First badge was an experiment and it tasted bitter. Too much baking soda. So we tried and tried until we perfected the recipe to our taste.
Yum! Yum!
So come this Chinese New Year, I might just bake my own cookies instead of buying. It's getting real pricey buying Chinese New Year cookies nowadays. Thanks sis for the recipe!

Be inspired!

I've made my new year resolution. I want to be inspired and get jazzed up in my daily life. Although I may have started it a little slow but it's better than never.

Here's my two adorable nephew and niece -- Luke Arthur and Lavanya Claire. I had great Christmas holidays with my sister-in-laws and their kiddos to sum up a good year.

They are my inspiration to be happy in life.

Goodbye 2010. Hello 2011!

2010 was a year of many changes for me. 
Hubby and I achieved our greatest goal -- We finally owned a house and moved-in in August 2010. 
Then, I quit my job. I decided that I wanted a totally different position and I found a job that helps me slowly adjusting my mind to "unwind" from hectic schedule and stressful work environment.
I've found great peace of mind reading Unclutterer and Zen habits. I also subscribe to read some of my favorite blogs through Google Reader for daily blog reading. My interest is into crafty blogs, home decor, home organising, cooking, baking, and parenting. My daily must-read is Chez Larsson. Benita is my mentor in home organising, craft and creative thinking.
So goodbye 2010. And HELLO gorgeous in 2011! I'm excited to draw out my plans and carry out in this year which I'll share with you next time. 
As we move on, I hope you'll have a great year ahead too.