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Beauty Tuesday: Steel Butterfly Stilettos

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/20/2015 at 10:00

Here’s a hint of what I’ll be this Halloween

Filipiniana Asia

Throwback: My *Philippine Flag* Mestiza Gown complete with Butterfly Sleeves for the Filipinana Gala that I covered (press and photo) back in 2009 ~ Asia the #PhotoBombDotCom before Annie‘s birth ♥Annie-versary♥

Clue: She’s known as the Steel Butterfly who scared off the Beatles who flew far from the Philippines never ever to return.

Boo Dog

Meet BOO ~ who’ll play the Pinoy Pomeranian pup this weekend (since the P.I. First Lady had a canine as her sidekick)

After winning the costume contest these past couple of years, will I come back for a 3-peat, suggested my boy *USMC* Kyle with a smile?

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Just a few of my favorite all-season shoes … Love my Brett Favre photobomb?

While what was on my head (the crow as Lone Ranger‘s Tonto in 2013 & my beehive gone live in 2014) did the trick ~ or treat? ~ will this year’s fate be helped with what I wear on my feet?

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I was choosing between my silver {from O’Shoes} or gold skinny heels to boost my height & compliment my festive sequins

Speaking of stilettos, this Muse of Manila who I’ll portray this Saturday was known to have 3K pairs of shoes!

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My skinny heels wouldn’t be complete without these Solemates High Heeler® ~ so I won’t stay stuck in the mud or other stilleto-unfriendly surfaces!

Just to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t endorse wearing heels all day everyday ~ more in moderation … and always have a back-up pair of flats!

Manny Monday: Fight, 4th, Cinco, Nurses & Moms

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Motivational Monday, Politics, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Study Saturday, Technology, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/04/2015 at 21:30

Happy May the 4th be with You!

Princess Elaina

Monday’s multiple feature is about May days …

  • First, I traveled to SA for school and to meet with my esés for the game and fight*
Pinoy Pride

Pinoy Pride

*My remarks about Manny:

  • He has way more going on in his life than just being a fighter:
  1. He lives by his faith
  2. He is a hero to his family and my native country due to
  • his generosity from his earnings and
  • his political career

… while Fighter is the only identity that Floyd Mayweather has achieved:

  1. Professionally, obviously
  2. Personally ~ considering his history of violence

This self-proclaimed $Money$ was in it for

  • The title and to remain undefeated
  • $elfishly keeping his winnings

 

  • Before and after my trip back home, I had to celebrate May the Fourth be with You 

*** Star Wars *stars* ***

Cory’s King Cavalier Spaniels

Charlotte Bleu

Charlotte Bleu as Chewbacca

Rowley Jazz

♪♫Rowley Jazz♫♪ as R2D2

Chris’ Rat Terrier

Snappy Jack

Snappy Jack as Darth Vader

My Double As as Princess Leia

Queen Asia

Queen Asia with Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Krayt Dragon

Princess Annie

Princess Annie with Mardji Elephants

  • Please vote for my Nurse Mom the Bday Girl in spirit of Nurses Week (May 6th-12th) and ☼Mother’s Day☼
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Please go to No. 16 of 37 to find us, thanks!

  • Please read this San Angelo Standard-Times article about my grad school classmate who asks for us to donate in the wake of the Nepal earthquake (in which I’m also quoted)
ASU Grad

Throwback: Decade ago when we were awarded with our ASU grad scholarships

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo mañana!

Thirsty Thursday: Santo Niño

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/22/2015 at 08:00

Like the Child †JESUS, we can have childlike faith.

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Santo Niño: I received this beautiful †Sto. Niño† from my ♥beloved♥ Nanay Betty for my 11th Birthday

That is what Father Joey pointed out during his homily at our Santo Niño Mass this past Sunday.

Father Joey blessed our †Santo Niños† at our ♥Sacred Heart♥ Mass on ☼Sunday☼, 1/18/2015

Father Joey blessed our †Santo Niños† at our ♥Sacred Heart♥ Mass on ☼Sunday☼, 1/18/2015

If we reflect on Presentation  and Finding of †Jesus† at the Temple (the fourth and fifth Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary), then we can somehow imitate this kind of faith in †GOD† before anyone else.

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Series of Santo Niños ¡juntos¡

Let us make ourselves more in the likeness of our Prince of ✌Peace.

In other holy lifestyle news …

I was asked by my sweet student‘s mother to read at her Church wedding ~ there’s always ample time to glorify GOD with the gifts with which He has blessed us!

Foodie Friday: Birthday Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/22/2014 at 09:00

Happy Morning After My Birthday!

Since I always care to share my wealth of health, my family and friends deserve honorable mentions for feeding me for my BiG 3-3. Two weeks ago, I left the Valley with a bang when I my classmates celebrated with me!

One week before my birthday, my Church bestie Evie took me to brunch at Hickory Street Café.

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Hickory Street Cafe: Spinach Quiche & Salad with Raspberry Vinegarette + Raspberry Tea ~ Raspberry Good

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Hickory Street Cafe: Tomato Basil Soup

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Hickory Street Cafe: Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake ~ Just how this Bday Girl likes it!

Last weekend, my childhood friend/fellow August baby Dee cooked lunch, and my mom cooked dinner for us and our dads, and our Pinoy homeboy Vince joined us with his kids! We celebrated more last night to wrap my birthday up right!

Birthday Feast

Birthday Feast for this Beautiful Beast!

Rigatoni

Rigatoni tossed in Pesto with Marinara by Bday Girl Dee

Strawberries & Watermelon

Red & Ready: Summer Strawberries & Wonderful Watermelon

On my birthday eve, my gym rat/fellow mama of a cat and August baby Lisa had us over at her house to wine and dine, and I brought cake!

Carne Asada

Carne Asada Simmering

Comida Mexicana

Traditional Mexican made by Lisa

Edible Image

Photo Cake c/o Snowhite Bakery

After my Birthday Blessing, my Church buddy Joe cooked me yet another bodacious breakfast.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Steaming

The Incredible Edible Egg

Sunny Side-Up, if you please

Blessed Birthday Breakfast

Blessed Birthday Breakfast, thanks to Joe!

Last night, we wrapped up my birthday with another family night plus making music time!

Nanay's Bomb Diggety Spaghetti

Noodles for Long Life from Nanay

Birthday Feast

Beautiful Feast for this Birthday Beast

Grapes

Grapes for GOOD LUCK!

TGIF for Thank GOD It’s Friday * Thank GOD I’ve got great Family & Friends!!!

RIP, Uncle Ding

In Community, Home Sweet Home on 01/14/2011 at 23:30

I lost my good family friend, Isidro Villasis, today ;-( Unfortunately, his chemo & radiation therapies didn’t prolong his life after he was diagnosed w/a brain tumor in July 2010. His late wife, “Auntie Tori,” also passed away from the same w/o those treatments 11yrs ago this mo.
Endearingly called “Uncle Ding,” he was tight w/my dad. They played tennis together & were active in the Filipino community in my hometown, Abilene, TX. As a matter o’ fact, Uncle Ding helped found & name our local P’noy assoc, the United States-Philippines Friendship Organization; he added the friendship part. Uncle Ding also was strongly involved in his Seventh Day Adventist Church.
My favorite thing about Uncle Ding was his sense o’ humor, & my fondest memory o’ him was when we emceed Melissa’s debut (P’nay’s milestone: her 18th birthday – somewhat similar to a Hispanic girl’s quinceañera 4yrs ago this mo. We cracked jokes during the delay in the party, & he pointed out that some folks ran on “Filipino time.” Uncle Ding had allowed Melissa & her mom to live w/him while treating them like family.
This good man touched so many lives, & we miss him dearly. Now he shall join our maker & his wife + his dearly departed be♥ed in Heaven.
RIP, Uncle Ding ~*~ We ♥ You