Friday, 29 June 2007
Today is our last day at school. I've decided na I won't enroll next month for me to be able to take a rest for awhile. So this afternoon, I took advantage in pampering myself. This is my 3rd month here and my hair is super dry. Tapos tomorrow, a friend of hubby who lives in one of the chateau here in Bordeaux...invited us to attend his daughter's birthday. Instead of going at the salon for hot oil or leg waxing, I did it on my own. I used to have my hot oil done every month when I was still in PI kahit na mumurahin lang tapos leg waxing in David's kasi nga yun lang pinakamura na nahanap ko. Pero here, oh la la, it is in euros here, I will save a lot if I do everything by myself. Voila, I did my hot oil this afternoon using this product and I did shaved my legs and thigh. Good thing I am alone here at home as I was very noisy screaming "OUCCCH" everytime I pulled out the paper. I don't use Veet kasi mas mahal sya eh tapos ito mas mura. That's me, sobrang kuripot. I am happy because my hair feels lighter and alive now than before. What if I will have my own salon kaya dito no at the neighborhood at a lower price? lolz
Thursday, 28 June 2007
100 gms.haricots vert
1 onion chopped
lemon juice (half of 1 whole lemon only)
chopped parsley for ganish
1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender but not mushy (about 10 minutes). Drain. Peel off the skin if you prefer.
2. Trim the ends and sides of the haricots verts. Cut in half if you prefer Blanch in boiling water for a minute, drain then plunge in iced water. Drain and set aside.
3. Cut the pork into half-inch cubes.
4. Peel and coarsely chop the onion(s).
5. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the chopped onion(s) and cook just until they start to turn soft. Add the pork (and chili pepper, if using), season with salt and cook over medium-high heat until the edges of the pork start to brown.
6. Add the potatoes and haricots verts and cook to heat the vegetables and to coat them with butter.
7. Add the lemon juice and stir. Add lots of freshly ground pepper and give a final stir. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
This is one of my favorite episodes in the reality tv program called "PUSSYCAT DOLLS Presents: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT DOLL ". I love all these songs and isn't it sexy? Performers were: Anastasia, Asia, Melissa S., Melissa R. and Chelsea. Whose your favorite amoung these talented women?
At present time, advertisers and bloggers help eachother. Eversince I was young, I have always dreamed of becoming a businesswoman and to have a business on my own. Although it hasn't started yet, but soon it will come. On his website, he stated that if you want to maximize the visibility of your business on internet when internet users search a specific category...pay per click advertising could be utilized and much better to add more relevant quality content, and obtain more reputable inbound links from other websites. Why not right?
Seminars are helpful and he has a seminar today in Portland June 27, 2007 at the Tiffany Center for a half-day event which provided the attendees a whole new experience of the web to improve customer relationships online and a web seminar tomorrow in downtown Portland, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Do you know that this group are looking for an additional member? If not, then the answer is yes. Many young, talented women auditioned, joined and showed their talents that they are capable enough to be one of the members of this famous group but the real fight begun by selecting 9 women only. Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll," is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of selecting a beautiful and talented singer/dancer who has what it takes to join one of the world's most successful performing and recording acts. Out of the thousands of gifted hopefuls who audition, only one young woman will make it through the challenges and undergo a total transformation to win her place in the spotlight as the newest member of the Pussycat Dolls.
For 8 consecutive weeks, someone was eliminated and yesterday, were the last big fight between Melissa R, Asia and Chelsea. Each of these women have their own unique style but it is Asia who won at the end. She is now a new member of the said group. I couldn't remember exactly when it started but yesterday, was the final night here in France while in USA, it was aired last June 24 of this year of course. Yesterday was the first time she danced with the PUSSYCAT Dolls members, not as a back-up dancer but, as ONE of their member.
Infos about here are:
Hometown: Mt. Vernon, New York
Current Location: Mt. Vernon, New York
Occupation: Knick City Dancer
Sunday, 24 June 2007
My french father-in-law is a great collector of wines. He has a special room where all his wines both red, rose, white wines and champagnes are stored and just imagine, this room is airconditioned one. He has many wooden wine racks and this wine racks really helps a lot. Wines are protected well and when you open up a bottle, it really taste good if wine are properly taken care of. Was amazed when I first saw his wine cellar and it was really magnificent seeing it on my own 2 eyes. He buys wine at chateau in huge quantities as he likes to preserve it. The old the wine is, the more it taste good. And besides, studies shows that wine is good for health.
So what are you waiting for? Click and or now. Your new wine rack is just a few clicks away! Their customer service hours are Monday through Friday. Orders can be placed anytime through the online store. They accept credit cards like VISA, Mastercard and American Express. Feel free to visit their cute website anytime, it is http://thevinestore.com/
Saturday, 23 June 2007
I was a member in one of the forums online while I was still in PI and it honestly helped me a lot especially about paperworks and visa. Not only that, I am able to acquire some infos especially about digital life or about shopping. As a woman, I love shopping and forum gave me some knowledge to be updated with what's in and out on something. Because of forum, I am able to gain some new friends all over the world and until now, I am still communicating with them through their respective blogs. So why not try it too?
Friday, 22 June 2007
But anyways, I, myself , tried to took this Vanity Test to check how vain I really am. Surprisingly, this is the result. I thought it would be lesser but hehehe it's shocking.
You Are 66% Vain
You're a little vain, but you also work hard for your good looks.
Just remember, everyone knows you are a total hottie. You don't have to remind them.
Facts about me:
1. I wasn't that very feminine at all when I was still in Philippines. But eversince I got here in France, it changes a little bit. Hubby sometimes used to think that mirror is my bestfriend as I stay too long infront of the mirror before going out at the house and when I am inside the car too. Sometimes he find me funny coz I use to ask him to please drive slowly while I am applying my mascara on, checking my eyebrow or my maquillage.
2. I always believe that once you look good, you will feel good at the same time. For me, if you feel that you look good, it helps enhance your self-confidence.
3. I am into personal care products especially hair products and shower gels. For hair, I am into L'oreal products and I finish it off with Q-Tee Coat Hair Shine that I got from David's Salon while I was still in PI. Every month, I have my hair trimmed coz of split ends and I do my own hot oil treatment here at home. Not at the parlor as it is very expensive and it is in euros.
4. I always read fashion magazines to check what's the hottest style for fashion and accessories and shoes. I am not a fanatic at all but it gives me an idea what items to purchase and what style, color perfectly goes with it.
5. I love denim skirts and feminine tops.
6. I like to exercise and keep myself fit. While I was in PI, I used to go at the gym 3x a week. Here in France, I don't go at the gym anymore but I take advantage when the weather is good to take a walk at the nearby park, jog or riding a bicycle. I dance infront of the laptop too while trying to copy the bellydance superstars perform thru youtube.
7. Opps, I stay very long at the shower too. I am always the first one who takes the shower and sometimes hubby felt sleepy while waiting for me to take his turn. I can't sleep like a baby if I don't take shower again before going to sleep in the evening.
8. I love flipflops.
Voila, those are just a piece of infos about me.
Mind to share me how vain you are too?
LUCILLE (once you're back from your vacation in PI)
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Blogvertise is very simple where it is possible to earn cash easily and quickly. As internet marketing is very trendy these lasts days, it isn't bad at all to try this one right? How it works? Many Advertisers are transacting online with the help of bloggers at present and all they want us is that we to mention and talk about their products or services in our blogs and we write some reviews about it. Then, it shall be called as publicity through internet and this will give a wide range of exposure regarding their company's product. By writing journals on your own blog, you generate an income. After 30 days, they'll pay you tru PAYPAL Great isn't it? It is as easy as 1-2-3. More and more people are joining as many are interested into blogging, not just for the sake of sharing what's going on with their own life but to share the other people for some knowledge and earning at the same time. With Blogvertise, you can be an advertiser too. Once you are a member, they'll send you a subject or a task on the advertisers which you may wish to make a comment or journalize in your blog. There's no harm in trying it and see how it is. So, join na rin kayo mga friends. Who knows di ba???
NOTE: You must have a Paypal account
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Diane Monique Lhuillier - born 1971 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. She is a Filipino fashion designer based in the United States. She was born and raised in the Philippine province of Cebu and is of French and Cebuano descent, hence her typical French last name meaning "oilmaker". Lhuillier's family is one of the more prominent names in Philippine high society. The family owns a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the nation. s a child, Monique was very influenced by her mother's glamorous sense of style and was exposed to the importance of style because the family traveled extensively. Her favorite destinations were always Paris and Los Angeles. At the early age of 15, Monique left home to attend the prestigious Chateau Mont-Choisi boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was while she was in Switzerland that she decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a designer. She decided to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and move to Los Angeles.
Shortly after her engagement to Tom Bugbee, Monique decided to take some time off to plan the wedding. During her dress search, Monique's focus on the wedding business was reborn. She was determined to be part of it and to do it better. Monique received the 2001 Glamorous Bridal Designer Award, the 2002 Avant Garde Bridal Designer Award and the 2003 Designer of the Year Award from Wedding Dresses Magazine and the bridal industry members. In 2003, she was also inducted as a new member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Monday, 18 June 2007
Sunday, 17 June 2007
My friend Maricho from Cebu who is now in Metz, France finally gave birth last June 6 to a healthy baby girl named Jade Marie. Isn't she cute? Maricho, you're husband doesn't have to push the stroller imagining that there's a baby inside the stroller at the garden coz maintenant, this is for real. Felications to both of you. I'd like to pinch her rgrgrggr. Will you please do it for me? It makes me wish to have one of my own too. How I wish it is that easy to make a baby but maybe one day. J'espere. Felications encore my good friend.
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Binaca Aerosol Breath Spray, Peppermint. This one is a must also. This is one of the most important kikay kit I've got. Of course, kelangan laging mabango. You will never know what will happen in a day right? So much better na you're always ready and you always smell good and look good to complete your kikay kit. It is always a plus factor rin na you have fresh breath no matter how long your day is or how tired you are.
French manicure never run out of style. It is chic and classy. These 2 items are always in my bag. A beautiful hand is always a plus factor. I always depend on Maybelline French Manicure kit coz its fast and it fits perfectly inside my small kikay bag and at the same time, it is very fast to do it. Manicure service at the parlor here in France is quite expensive so I do the manicure by myself. Eh di laki ng natipid ko di ba eh euros kaya yun.
If I am lazy enough to put on a lipstick, I just use this Bodyshop lipgloss. It is a convenient multi-functional double-ended product that offers a rich matte long-lasting (now up to 6 hours) lip color at one end and a high-shine clear gloss at the other. The gloss also acts as a color sealant. Dermatologically tested. Simple and fast to apply on.
My Bodyshop lipstick is one of my favorites too. It has a wide range of rich and luxurious, moisturizing lipsticks that offer long-lasting, intense color coverage while helping to condition the lips. Dermatologically tested.
Hermes Eau d'orange verte. This one is what I use everyday. I have another perfume that I use for special ocassions but I think it is every women's secret to have their own favorite scent which they can't share to anyone. Sorry girls but this one is not bad at all. My other scent, it will remain a secret. This hermes is very refreshing. I can't live without this one. Refresh yourself. A stimulating harmony of citruses, wood and mint.
Maybelline Eye Liner Expert Eyes. Mine is dark brown. This dual-purpose pencil works as defining brow filler and a precision eyeliner. For best results: When using as an eye liner, apply along your lash line from the inner to the outer corners. When using as a brow filler, fill in and extend your brow shape by following your natural arch and applying with short, feather-like strokes
Gemey Maybelline waterproof mascara. 100% smudge-proof full-length mascara lengthens up to 50%. Resists smudging and raccoon eyes for up to 12 hours.For maximum length, place brush at the base of your lashes and gently roll out and through to tips. Continue this sweeping and rotating motion until you achieve your desired look. Removes easily with Maybelline Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes or Expert Eyes 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Lancome compact. The PHOTOGENIC ULTRA NATUREL COMPACT formula controls and diffuses the light to leave your complexion photo-perfect in every light. Its lightweight micro-fine powders give a satiny matte finish to your skin and offer a perfectly comfortable make-up result.Your complexion is even and glowing with natural radiance all day long.
BodyShop in Shimmerwaves/bronze. Shimmer Waves can be swept together for an all-over glow, or use individually to accent particular areas, making it the ultimate in compact color. Key ingredients for this one is the Marula oil which comes from the marula tree, native to Southern Africa. The oil is rich in oleic acid, essential to the maintenance of healthy-looking skin.
During my lazy day, just a compact power, a lipgloss , mascara and an eyeliner and I am ready to go...with my Hermes perfume of course. Now mga girls, you know how kikay I am. Yes I have to be lalo na I am married. Dapat laging beauty and smell good at the same time not just for your hubby but for yourself na din di ba? It doesn't mean na once you're married, you'll stop na rin in making yourself presentable.
Friday, 15 June 2007
One of my passion is into dancing especially Belly dancing. A friend of mine named Girlie from Quezon City once emailed me to look for cd's and dvd's from this famous group called BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS. When she mentioned that, it made me remember that one time, my belly dance instructor Miss Nilda at GOLD's gym once told me to look for their cd's. One of their music is one of my favorite music when were having a routine and I am really in the mood to dance well when this special music was played. I miss doing it but now hehee, honestly, I am now doing it again infront of the computer. Sounds funny but its true. Girls out there, try nyo din to. Take your bling bling earrings now, put something sexy on your waist and groove with this group. Sabay sabay tayong lahat para maging sexy tayo palagi. If you'll do it every week, you will notice that your body is firm especially your waistline. And not only that, I believe that once you look good, you will feel good too at the same time and that will help us enhance or boost our confidence. Right?
Opps, I recommend everyone to buy one of their cd's. You wouldn't regret it at all. Me, bukas pa lang me bili their cd and I will try to look for instructional belly dance routine too. I love oriental music!!
Thursday, 14 June 2007
During our pause at the class, my classmates asked me if I will be coming this evening for the cocktail. Yes, we use to have cocktail every month to welcome the new students in the establishment. It is an ocassion also to make friends with others and to get to know eachother too. I told them I am not sure if I will be coming or not. I like very much to attend this event but on the other hand, I am really lazy to go out plus, I've got many assignments to do and tonight, hubby and me will be going on a reggae concert. I am overloaded and demain, have to wake up early again. Yes, that's my daily routine here. Wish ko lang me belly dancing class dito pero until now, I still couldn't find one. Te Girlie, got addicted to bellydance superstars video on youtube. Thanks very much
Monday, 11 June 2007
What were you doing 10 years ago?
= was a student in high school
What were you doing 1 year ago?
= hmmm, i was in philippines and i travel back and fourth between manila and cebu to study french lesson at Alliance Française de Manille
Five Snacks You Enjoy
= chips, fromage for cocktails, saucisson, cake, créme caramel
Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To
= how did you know, because of you, tukso layuan mo ako (coz this is a song always played at GOLD's gym during my striptease class), through the fire, setembro
Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire
= i'll build my own orphanage in Philippines
build a house for my family with pool and car for each person (hehehe)
buy many, many shoes, bags and dresses
donate the church
travel around the world
Five Bad Habits
= make tampo when hubby doesn't helped my assignments, lazy at times, spendthrift, addict on many things (but not drugs), very active in searching for hubby's euro coins
Five Things You Like To Do
= go at the spa (unfortunately, i am not doing this anymore coz super mahal dito sa france but i miss doing it), go at the parlor for monthly hot oil, shoppping, belly dancing infront of the pc, cinema
Five Things You Would Never Wear Again
= nothing in my mind for the moment
Five Favorite Toys
= PC, cellPhone, digital camera, mp3....4 lang po
Thank you Ate Marie. Te girlie I am not tagging you coz Ate Marie tagged you already.
Sunday, 10 June 2007
Bonjour = Good morning (bonjor)
Bon apres-midi = Good afternoon (bon apre medi)
Bon soir = Good evening (bonswa)
Bon nuit = Good night (bonwe)
Bonne soirée = Have a great/wonderful evening (bonsware)
Je parle (un peu de) français = I speak (a little) French.
(je parl ang po do frangse)
Parlez-vous anglais ? = Do you speak English? (parleyvos angle)
Que veut-dire ___ ? = What does ___ mean? (ke vo-dir)
Comment dit-on ___ en français ? = How do you say ___ in French? (komong ditong)
Répétez, s'il vous plaît = Repeat, please. (repete sil vos plet)
Plus lentement = More slowly (plus longtomong)
Encore une fois = One more time (angkor on fwa)...tama ba ana?
Je ne comprends pas = I don't understand. (je nu komprond pa)
Je ne sais pas = I don't know (je nu ses pa)
J'ai une question = I have a question (ji une kestyon)
J'ai un problème = I have a problem (ji ang problem)
oui= yes (we)
non = no (no)
si = yes (in reponse to a negative question) (si)
d'accord = OK (dakor)
et / ou = and / or (e, o)
qui = who (ke)
quoi = what (kwa)
quand = when (kong)
où = where (o)
pourquoi = why (porkwa)
comment = how (komong)
Merci beaucoup = Thank you very much (mersi boco)
Please = s'il vous plaît (sil vo ple)
If you need tutorial, you can hire me at a cheaper price hehehehe just kidding. So pano, punta na kayo dito ASAP
NOTE: pronunciation requested by Girlie. sensya na, hirap ng vowels on how I'll write it down here
Friday, 8 June 2007
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
french cuisine: canard avec épices
crevettes à la mexicaine, porc avec red pepper, onion, green pepper and the sauce is in mexican style also
badian chef's salad
chocolate cake avec chocolate mousse dedans
carafe à vin as my gift for him. He immidiately used it et filled it with red wine. Of course, meal isn't complete here without red or white wine et fromage. But sorry, I didn't manage to take a photo of the fromage.
Yesterday was my husband's birthday. Sorry I am not going to write here his age as it is confidential hehehhe. He didn't have any idea that I've got a gift for him nor had some plans for him hier. After the class, I told him I cannot give him anything coz I don't have any savings et I've got many assignments to do. Was very busy hier: I picked up the cake chez boulangerie patisserie that I ordered, did some groceries, made the french cuisine (cagnard avec épices) for dinner ensembe, prepared a nice table et some rearrangements here at home. Style is mixed with french, mexican et filipino style. La kasi ako maisip what would be the theme et didn't have enough time to do everything. It feels good after seeing how surprised he was with what I did and that he liked the intimate time we had together that I planned for him hier. So, here are some pix. Oh, dnner was very long and we ended up past midnight in the table. Surprising non? But it is like that here. They spend too long on their dining table
1. Are you smiling?
– Yes I am. But mostly of the people's first impression towards me is that they thought I am strikta. But once they get to know me better, they said I am funny.
2. When was the last time you met someone new? And who?
– Someone new? Lovelife? hehehe I'm no longer available to this question
3. Do you drink wine?
– Yes, I do. I like du vin rouge et du vin blanc
4. Tell us when was the last time you were annoyed & why?
– I got annoyed last month. It has something to do with my assignments coz teacher gave us many devoirs everyday. Mostly of my time were spent studying and doing my assignments et its annoying coz I didn't have the time for myself to go out or to watch movie
5. Did you ever say bad words like f*** etc.? When was the last time you did?
–Yes, it is PUTAIN in french word et it was a couple of days ago that I said that. But when I sad that one, it is more on a joke way while I was watching a movie with my husband. We said that word not in a bad way when there is something extraordinaire but in a bad way
6. Do you have any friends who are famous?
–Yes. It was my classmate last year whose name is Anne. She is rich and she use to travel anywhere in the world. I remember that one of her ex-bf was the son of the famous singer here in France mais I forgot her complete name et who that guy is as where not that close
7. Last thing you do before going to sleep?
–kiss my hubby
8. What is your favorite facial moisturizer? using it now?
9. Besides your computer, what is your favorite gadget?
–digital camera, mp3, and celfon
10. How many divisions does your parent’s house have?
- can't remember how many exactly
11. Did you ever get drunk, to the extent you throw-up? How many times?
– no et Never
12. Describe your dream bedroom, size, color of the wallpaper & furnitures, etc.
– a bedroom facing the terrace. I like that all the things at the bed like bedsheets are made of silk as it is soft and very relaxing to sleep but unfortunately, it is not what is in the bedroom but I am working to do some changes in the bedroom. Favorite color? Nothing special coz decorations at the bedroom all depends on my mood
13. Your most favorite part of your house?
14.How many hours you spend on computer everyday?
–Ca depend mais maximum of 4 hours maybe
15. For swimwear, one-piece or two-piece?
16. What gift (materially) you want to receive on your next birthday?
–car hehehehhe bahala na volkswagen basta dunay madrivan hehehhe
17. If you can afford, what luxury car you want to own ?
– sports car or limo but no specific brand yet
18. The last time you bought underwear?
–March this year before my flight
20. Where did you met your bf/gf/spouse now?
– here on internet
21. Do you believe that there are instances that cheating is forgivable?
–Cheating is forgivable but it will take time to rebuild that trust which was betrayed. I can forgive maybe but I will not forget the incident
22. What is the most expensive piece of clothing you have? How much it cost?
– digital camera and a pair of shoe that my husband gave me
23. Do you own a boat?
–yes, but in my dream heheheh but I have a small one at the tub
24.Your most favorite viand. (Just one)
–canard et foie gras
25. When was the last time you make love?
–hier soir hehhehe
26. If ever, you’ll be given the chance to run for a position, what would it be?
–president of france
27. Ever joined a beauty & brain contest? Specify.
–no but I'm willing if there are any offers heheehhe
28. If you have to answer the unforgettable final question of Lara Quigaman, (Ms. International 2005) what will be your answer. “What do you say to the people of the world who have typecasted Filipinos as nannies?”
–no comment kay kapoy hunahuna ug answer
29. Any particular thing you want to buy for you father/husband/bf this father’s day?
–yes but I can't afford it right now but it is a secret for the moment
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Hmmm ano pa nga ba? Oppps, today is my husbands birthday but he doesn't have any single idea that I prepared a special dinner tonight. I told him I will be very busy as I will have oral recitation demain dans la classe mais hehehe it is only an excuse. Shhhhh wag kayo ingay ha or else kukurutin ko pwet nyo lolz. I prepared french cuisine comme cagnard avec epices, crevettes, porc kebabs mais I will post the pix here later as I have to take shower maintenant. I smell like a chicken maintenant huhuuuu
Friday, 1 June 2007
Guess where Sting is here. Got a clue???
I was surprised by my husband that he has so many cd collections but more shocked when I saw all his cd compilations of this boy band group THE POLICE. He has all the albums and after listening at it at the car, it was not bad at all. It is more of a boyish or men's kind of music in 80's. Some sample famous songs of this group that are famous here in france or known by the people here are the songs entitled: Reggatta De Blanc, Next to you, So Lonely, Roxanne, Walking on the Moon, Don't Stand so Close to me, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Walking in your Footsteps, Every Breath You Take, Message In A Bottle. Everything this group released from their debut DIY single FALL OUT in 1977 to the revised version of DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME with which they took their final curtain in 1986. Do you know that the singer STING came from this group? Yes, he is. So it is a little trivia now here hehehehe Sorry. While typing this message here, my husband is talking beside me that he's looking for their cd's again just incase he misses any of them. Here is the website of this group: http://thepolice.com ....oppps, they've got upcoming concert here in Paris, France and it will be on September 29 & 30 au stade de France. See you guys there soon!!