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Throwback Thursday-Feline Friday: Decade of ASIA

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/24/2016 at 14:00

Happy BiG 1-0, Grad Cat ASIA!!! 🎈🎁😻😹🎆🎇

Happy 10th Birthday, ASIA!!!

#DecadeOfAsia #DeepBlueNeedYouEyes #WhiskerGirl #BabyBlue #GradCat #BigSis #AteAsia #ManangAsia #BlueEyes #BeautifulBlueEyes #CalendarCat #WaterCat #LiloAndStitch #Halloween #Howloween #SnowWhiteCat #SnowDay #MeowyCHRISTmas #StPattys #StPatricksDay #LuckyCat #BlessedCat #EasterBunnyCat #TreeHugger #GardenDigger #HBD #Happy10thBirthday #Asia #324andManyMore #DrDISPObustAFlow 😻😺😸😹😽🙀🐱🐯🦁🐈🐆🐅🎈🎁🎆🎇🎁🎉📅📆🎃🎅🏽🎄🌳🌴☘🐇🌎🌍🌏💝

Happy Belated St. Patty’s Day a week ago! ☘

Good Luck Cats

#HappyStPattys & sneak #peep to #Easter ♥love♥ & #luck♣ from #DoubleATeam #ShamRockStar #ShamrockersGatherHere #KeepCalmAndShamrockOn #GoodLuckCharm #GradCat #DecadeOfAsia (1wk from today) #CareBears #GoodLuckBear #TMNT #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles #DeepBlueNeedYouEyes #GreenEyes #GoGreen #GOP #GoodLuckElephant #LuckyBamboo #LuckOfTheIrish #KissMeImIrish #shamrock #4leafClover #lucky #LuckyCat #BirthdayCat #ThrowbackCat #ThrowbackThursday #TBT ☘🌈🏆🐱🐯🦁🐰🐻🐼🐨🐸🐢🐣🐤🐥🐇🐘🐈🐆🐅🎄🌳🌿🎈🎂🎁💝💋💐🇺🇸

 Remember JESUS CHRIS†, †Crucified† & Risen, on this Holy Thursday & always! 🙏🏽

 

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#HappyEaster to my #Peeps this #JubileeYearOfMercy #Easter2016 love from #DoubleATeam #RememberTheCross #JesusChristCrucified #MaryMostSorrowful #HolyMedals #flowers #crucifix #OurLadyOfGuadalupe #PopeFrancis #cross #mercy #PeterCottontail #EasterBunny #NewLife #DecadeOfAsia TODAY #BirthdayCat #EasterBunnyCats #HolyCowCats #ThrowbackCat #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #HolyThursday #Easter #YearOfMercy #ElaineDispoPhotography: original photos including medals on the petals #DrDISPObustAFlow 🐰🐱🐯🦁🐤🐣🐥🐇🕊🐈🐆🐅💐🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼💝💒

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Foodie Friday: Long Life

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/22/2015 at 12:30

Happy 🎆Belated🎇 🎊Birthday🎊 to Mami Aya

My Nanay has always cooked unbroken noodles for 🎈birthdays🎁 to signify long life. Usually, these celebratory main courses are spaghetti🍝 or Pancit🍜 (Filipino dish).

Some of us loyal children out there tend to be biased to our parents’ cooking if we grew up mostly exposed to their food. I’m definitely no different; as a matter of fact, I was so spoiled to the point that I as a preschooler once sobbed at my parents’ friends’ 🏠house🏡 when they dropped me off there for date night, and I was stuck with foreign spaghetti.

While many kids cooked for their moms on 💐Mother’s Day, my Mami Aya insisted on cooking her own special meal. Papa Jun and I didn’t mind. Not only have her masterpieces been delicious, but also nutritious!

 
I never can pass up what I call Nanay’s Bomb Diggety Spaghetti (she used to put hotdogs to keep up with Pinoy tradition ~ she even made my sis’ separately because she only liked the hotdogs)

Here’s a new side dish that she whipped up: Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

I now prefer these over the fried green tomatoes🍅 or fried pickles ~ or any other fried greens, for that matter

Who needs mozzarella sticks with these bad boys?  The Birthday Girl also cooked her special meal!   Pancit Canton goes well with Lumpia (eggrolls)!    And let’s not forget the 🎂cake🍰 ~ bring on Tres 🍶Leches🍼 con 🍉frutas: fresas🍓 y 🍍piñas!

Friendly reminder: Pray🙏 just to make it today!

Workout Wednesday: Double Dip, DON’T Trip + Tips

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/11/2015 at 09:00

Let’s do double leg raises!

These will work out not just our legs and lower back, but also our hip flexors as we twist …

We’ll get creative by making shapes.

As we’re laying down, we’ll do the following sequence of 10 per set:

  • Legs together
  • Spiral/tornado up then down
  • Scissor legs ~ spread out then bring back together
  • Draw ♥hearts♥ for Belated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day
  • Draw four-leaf ♣clovers♣ for Early ♣St. Patrick’s♣ Day
St. Patty's Cat

♣St. Pat’s♣ Cat inspiration: Soon-to-Be Bday Girl *ASIA* (in almost 2wks) is chillaxin’ w/♣Good Luck♣ Care Bears ~ we can reward ourselves w/R&R after we work out our legs & core to score! #DISPObustAFlow

Extra guidelines from XHIT expert Rebecca Louise:

Movie Monday: The Best Man Holiday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/02/2015 at 16:30

The 🎅holidays🎄 may be over, but The Best Man †Holiday† is the perfect 🎬movie🎥 for any season and reason!

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The Best Man †Holiday† on Blu-Ray: purrfect on snow day!

Last weekend, our latest ❄️snow⛄️ series out of a countless many, I popped the 💽DVD📀 in because

Yet this is by far one of my fave flicks for

Foto Friday: Cam ♥Loves♥ Canines

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foto Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/28/2015 at 03:30

Since today’s snow day reminds me of the holidays, how about I show off the dogs who I’ve professionally photographed for season’s greetings?

First, I was fortunate to have two well-behaved French poodles of my doctor friend ~ with Kool-aid smiles!

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Prada & Dior: French poodles, designer names ~ flashing their pearly whites

Then, I took (many takes later) my sister‘s family’s card pic, complete with her Yorkshire terrier*!

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Coco & the Cooley ♥Clan♥, †CHRISTmas† 2014

Hope that you’re all staying safe & sound + warm & toasty, with your cozy cuddle buddies!

Photography is a sport that I lettered in

* Happy 4th Birthday, COCO, this ☼Sunday☼!

Foodie Friday: Peppermint Paradise

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/23/2015 at 21:30

This DISPO still can’t seem to let CHRISTmas go.

Since Friday wraps up my weekend (before I return to work on Saturday), I prefer to cozy up at home with A&A at the end of the day …

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Aah … So much better when RTC: Ready to Consume!

With my fave HOLYday flavor!

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As I watch HGTV‘s Love It or List It Too about houses with pools, I watch this Milano swim in my Mocha ~ Peppermint-style!

*~* TGIF CHEERS *~*

Feline Friday: Cat CHRISTmas Vacation

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 01/03/2015 at 03:55

CHEERS! TGIF = Another ❄️Snow Day⛄️, yay! No 🏠cabin🏡 😰fever😱 here!

After seldom having a 🌅day🌇 to 💤😴sleep😵😲 in in several months, I’m relishing in finally savoring some rare down time with my 🐱fine🐯 🐈furry🐆 friends!

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My 😻Double A-Team🏆 started their late morning with this 🍹brunch🍳!

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Then they had a field day with their new toys, thanks to their 👴grandparents👵 plus Auntie JoJo, Bro and 🐶Coco🐾!

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Now Asia & Annie’s Winter Wonderland is complete, thanks to our fam👪 👊bam’s generosity of 🎄CHRISTmas HOLYday🎅 🎁treats💝!

Beauty Tuesday: Sister from the Same Mister

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 12/30/2014 at 23:45

Ho-Ho-Ho to my sis Jo-Jo!

Sister Selfie

Sister Selfie: Welcome Home, BRO, Sis JOJO & K9 COCO!

I was grateful when my gorgeous, generous and gracious sister visited this past week for †CHRIST†mas!

Coco + A&A

Home for the HOLYdays: All of our Kiddos: COCO + the Double A’s!

She has a sense of style that shows maturity yet still stays fun.

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Twinkle Twinkies: Faux Fur Vest & Boots w/the Fur ~ ♪The whole club was lookin’ @ her♫

As a matter of fact, she’s the one who gave me the top and vest above!

Cousin Bonding Time: With our ♥Lil’ 1s♥

This year, she brought cheer in her lumberjack gear!

Bro ♥Love♥ / Duck Dynasty Duck Face: My brothers-in-law seem more close on †CHRISTmas†

Make the most with your ♥loved 1s♥ while they’re here & 2015 is near!

~*~ ✌RIP✌ Del Rio & Deal drunk driving victims in EP ~*~

Mixer Monday: Seasonal Sweet & Sour

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Mixer Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/29/2014 at 19:45

HOLYday eats, including sweets, pair well with …

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I ♣lucked♣ out with the last bottle of Midori from H&H ~ who awards discount$ to ca$h-paying cu$tomer$

drinkable CHRISTmas treats to make the festive beat complete …

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Add skinny Skimpy Sweet & Sour to the mix for less calories + Cranberry Sprite for HOLYday spirits!

… As I dodge the sleet …

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Bring on the rocks glasses for CHRISTmas galore

… & stay toasty off the road.

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Stirred, not shaken, as I pour!

I went Beast Mode to load

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CHEERS to the CHRISTmas Birthday Boy who provided the original Midori Sour recipe!

… So I might as well reward with this award!

Workout Wednesday: Shopping Is Slimming

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 12/24/2014 at 08:00

Merry †CHRISTmas† Eve!!! Trim the Tree!! & your Body!

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S is forShopping * Supermarket * Slimming * Santa’s Helper * Starbucks * Skinny Latte * Sippie / Sippy * Selfie

To me, shopping can be a necessary evil …

Unless I can turn it into a positive experience!

Imagine pushing this giant cart around! I saw this after my venture to Farmers Market. Then I got creative with the pumpkins that I picked from both…

As †CHRISTmas/HOLYday† shopping draws to a close, here are ways we can benefit ~ by burning both our wallets and calories at the same time:

  • Cart Press ~ Low Impact (Chest and ♥Cardio♥): Push your cart to work your chest and briskly walk around for ♥cardio♥ on the store floor
  • Curl with Both Arms (Biceps): Lift heavy object (i.e., box of soda cans below*) up for a few repetitions at a time; I recommend 10-12
  • Single-Arm Curl (Biceps): Lift light object (i.e., bottle below*) up for a several repetitions per arm; I recommend 15-20
  • Cart Lunges (Thighs): While standing at an aisle and leaning onto the cart handle, step back and drop your knee, one leg at a time
  • Cart Calf Raises (Calves): While waiting at the checkout line and holding onto the cart handle, step on your tippie toes then rock to your ankles for your calves
  • Cart Press ~ High Impact (Chest and ♥Cardio♥): After you unload your groceries, push your cart to work your chest again and run to park it for more ♥cardio♥!

My 2014 Jack-o-Lanterns/Painted Pumpkins: el Día de los Muertos y los Dallas Mavericks

* Here’s ☼CHEERS☼ for a †HOLYday† mix of the Ed-winner †CHRISTmas† Cocktail, complete with Cranberry Sprite that I discovered at †Church† during our †Novena†!

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Lo-Cal with Skinny Sweet & Sour

Try these other festive fitness moves to ♪jam♪ up the ♫jingle♫ from Kris Kringle!