Wednesday, 30 July 2008

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Questions of the Week 25

1. Your true happiness?
- seeing my loved one's happy and in good health makes me very happy already.

2. Which is more embarrassing to you? Walking with toilet paper on your shoe or with your pants unzipped?
- hmmm pants unzipped I guess. Did experienced this one but walking with toilet paper no. I guess it's very easy to recognize this toilt paper and take it out as it is very visible.

3. Would you rather be gossiped about or never talked about at all?
- gossiped about will be very interesting lolz.

4. Would you rather find one million dollars or find true love?
- finding true love is done because I'm already married to the greatest and most handsome guy in this world (ehem) and it will be great if I'll find 1 million too

5. Which is worse? Foot odor or armpit odor?
- Armpit odor

6. Who would you want to meet? Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Garfield, or Bugs Bunny? Why?
- Mickey Mouse because I'm a big fan of this Disney Character

7. Would you rather have wheels or wings?
- Wings are very impossible for me to have but if given the chance, why not right? But I'd rather have wheels especially porche or lexus (ambitious)

8. How do you feel about haunted houses? Would you visit one?
- I find it interesting all the time. When I was younger, I always proposed my friends to go in Baguio and to visit one of their haunted houses there but my friends don't like the idea.

9. Which would be worse? Bleeding to death or starving to death?
- both are worse for me

10. Which is worse? Stepping in a dog poo or sitting in gum?
- dog poo because it smells really bad

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Apple Tarte

My very first try-out in making a tarte. Ever! I was desperate months ago to make any kinds of tarte but never had the guts to try it out as I don't want to take the risk. When my mother-inlaw showed me how to do it, I promised myself that I'll really make an apple tarte for hubby and for myself and I did it tonight while our preparing dinner. It's very easy and simple to prepare plus it tastes good as well. I poured natural gelatin on the top to avoid any dryness appeal of the tarte especially the apples.

Thanks to my mom-inlaw for the patience in showing me her own tarte version :-)


Majority of the people who knows me will always describe me as an adventurous type of a woman and a great traveller. Eversince I was in PI, I always set a budget for my travel expenses each month and travelled a place all by myself. Yes! You hear it right my friends. I am not scared at all to explore a certain place even if I have no one to accompany me. The only thing that I depend on until now when it comes to trave subject are the travel planning sites like GeckoGo for example. I am a perfectionist and when I travel, I really want it to be perfect and memorable.

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Sunday, 27 July 2008

Latest Shot

I was on a Hiatus mode for several days and now I'm back. I have posted (Chez Francine & Le bric à brac de Cherie) why I wasn't around. For the people who don't know my 2 other blogs, feel free to visit these blogs and don't forget to leave your links there. I'll be very happy to visit your blogs starting tomorrow.

Anyways, was out these last days because we went in Troyes (my inlaw's place). We stopped by Paris first to get some important stuffs then headed directly on our final destination. This is one of the shots I took. I'm not done yet but I'll be posting more pix soon.

Paris Or Driving?

My birthday is coming and it is my greatest dream to go on the very top of the Eiffel Tower. Asked my husband if he’ll allow me to go Paris all by myself and spend my time with my friends next month but he prefers that we’ll be doing it with him. It’s good of course but I do know that his time won’t permit us to do it as he’s working mondays to fridays and his vacation holidays are fully consumed I guess. Tant pis! I guess, I’ll just have to focus my driving instead of going somewhere else. Or maybe, search for a term life insurance and have it as a business. Oufff! Don’t know if I’ll succeed on this part.

A Child In Me

I’m jealous when my friends tell me that they’ll be travelling in Orlando and will be visiting Disneyland. Wanna see Disneyland for real really and it’s one of my childhood dreams still. I do know that Orlando vacations have a lot to offer aside from seeing Disneyland but for me, Disneyland is on my number 1 list. I’m not a kid anymore but a child in me is always whispering me to see my favorite Disney characters for real one day.

Monday, 21 July 2008

What A Life

Other people may think that life in a foreign country like Europe is very easy. They always think that it’s very easy to earn many moolah and you’re rich. This kind of thinkings are absolutely not true! True that it’s easy to earn some money but you really have to work for it before you’ll get it. Life here is expensive and fast so you really have to get along and follow the flow of life in this foreign world. The language itself is the first obstacle we encounter but no matter how hard it is and no matter how long it will be for us to really speak the language perfectly, we still strive hard and look for a job for us to be able to send some money to our families back at home. I know that I am kinda emotional here but I just hate it when people think this way.

Ok, cool down Francine! Have to check commercial collection agencies then and maybe I’ll find my luck here.

Workplace To Be

You may tell me that I’m funny but I’m going to honestly admit that I’ve been watching our living room for more than 2 hours already. Lately, been thinking of making my own workplace because the usual workplace I have is the table facing infront of the tv. It’s not very comfortable especially if I want to get some things. Have to stand up to get the things I want then return here at the table then go back to the place to arrange that specific thing I get. It’s tiring and it’s eating my time (seconds count still right?). Hubby’s workplace isn’t enough for the 2 of us so I think I’ll be using this other table beside him. Have to find an extension wire first and this CAT6 something.

Lesser Pimples

These last days, I’ve noticed that my pimples are lesser compared before. The acne cream that I’m using really works! Thanks God! People around me have told me about it and they’re very happy to see me with lesser pimples. They knew how difficult it is for me to fight these pimples for a year till at the present time. It’s very disappointing and I never expected that this problem will be a part of my integration in this new place. Pimples do sometimes lessen my self-confidence and that’s the fact. I mean, who in this world would want to have one right especially for a woman? Nobody wants to have it because it’s dirty to look at and it’s unpleasing at all. How I wish these pimples will totally disappear.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Friday Fill-In #81

1. If I could be a fly on the wall I would definitely be a bird

2. Jealousy is normal in any relationship.

3. When I see a shooting star my wish would be that life will be better and people in this world will have something to eat 3 times in a day.

4. I'd rather be a butterfly than a worm any day!

5. Certain songs when I hear them make me wanna shake my botty (lolz), dance, sing and jump.

6. If time were in a bottle I'd surely be a soda.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watch a film, tomorrow my plans include doing my own foot spa and Sunday, I want to go at the pool!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

The Magic Lamp

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Sunday, 13 July 2008

I Want This

Isn't it beautiful to have an outdoor space like this? I'm dreaming to have a very beautiful place like this where hubby and I could hung out and relax. An outdoor furniture like this is something that always catches my attention ^-^. Do I have an expensive taste or luxurious taste? No but I guess the home magazines I read have influenced me when it comes to this subject.

Friday, 11 July 2008

The Cheapest Prescription Eyeglasses

I knew it that will be featured in the magazines and tv when I first saw their site. Well why not? I do know that many people will rely at this shop because their prescription glasses are incredibly affordable. Don't get them wrong! Even if their cheapest single vision eyeglasses cost only $8, the quality is good too. No wonder why they'll be featured on Fox news and for sure, they'll be featured in other stations too. Believe it or not but yes! Zenni on Fox!

What Kind of Shoe Are You?

You Are Flip Flops

You are laid back and very friendly.

Cheery and sunny in disposition, you usually have something to smile about.

Style is important to you, as long as you can stay casual.

It takes a lot to get you to dress up!

You are a loyal and true person, though you can be a bit of a flake.

You tend to "play hooky" and blow off responsibilities a lot more than most people.

You should live: By the beach

You should work: At a casual up and coming company

I best represent a pair of nice flip flops? Not bad especially if it's Havaianas. I just love flip flops and I wanna have the latest styles of it. Though I know that it's not possible for me to wear it 24/7/365 but I don't really care.

Life Is Funny

Life is indeed funny. Why am I saying this? Simply because I am observing the entire things around me and all of these things make me smile. Let's just say here for example, boutiques and supermarkets start to display their tanning lotions, weight loss pills and sunscreen products too. People instantly grabbed it and start to use these products so that when summer time comes, they'll have that skin color and perfect body they imagine to have. When sun is up, it's a feast for the people here and traffics are bumper to bumper. You'll never find anyone bringing up their umbrella no matter how sunny the day is except when it's raining of course. All these things are the complete opposite of the place where I came from but slowly and surely, I'm able to adopt little by little. Life is indeed full of surprises!

Anyway, as I mentioned about weight loss pills above, maybe I should be asking you people to have an eye at They've got different weight loss pills available there and each pill brand has a review that comes from the users and shoppers who have tried it.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Get That Gadget

Wanna own one of the famous handhelds and PDAs that you saw online? Have a look at and shop that dream gadget you want. You'll find amazing discounts here in mostly of the items plus they offer free shipping too. Other stores don't offer that much while here, you'll surely be saving some money in any of the items.

Sale Season

What a sale season we have now here in the entire France. All the stores and boutiques offer 30-50% discount and it started 2 weeks ago I guess. I don't know exactly how long this sale season will last but I am hoping that it will be at the end of the month. I've purchased several things already and some blouses that will be useful for me for automn and winter. Next weekend, I wanted to purchase a roll of organza, silk, satin and some accessories for my upcoming projects. Original prices are really incredible that's why this sale season will help me to save a lot of moolah.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

New Wordpress Theme Will Be Revealed Soon

It has been quite sometime since the last time I changed my wordpress template. I'll honestly admit that I've been thinking of changing it these last days for a fresher look of my blog for this summer. Goodness! I am just so busy and hopefully I'll be able to really spend my time in my wordpress blogs. I have found 2 wordpress themes that I love very much but for the mean time, I'll keep it as my big secret. The only thing that I'll be telling you my friends is that those themes that I choose are very perfect for me because both are in pink :-). Searching for a new template too? Have a look at

Friday, 4 July 2008

Friday 5: Food Television

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1. If a traveling food show were to visit your neighborhood, what are some unique, regional foods it would spotlight, and where would it go to get them?
- I know that there's something like that here but I just don't have any single idea as to where it is exactly.

2. On an American cable show, a celebrity chef surprises people by challenging them to a contest featuring their own specialties (he usually loses). If he challenged you to your specialty, what dish would you prepare? If he challenged someone you know, what would that dish be, and how might the competition turn out?
- I'll surely be preparing chicken adobo as my specialty. As this dish is famous in Philippines and people just love it, I do know that this celebrity chef will surely say that my preparation is a sure winner ^-^.

3. What are your feelings about cooking shows on television?
- nothing special. I mean it has help me sometimes too here at home and it allows me to discover and to try new recipes. Aside from that, it gives me an idea as to where I can have a cooking lesson for this summer together with one of the famous french chefs here.

4. What kitchen gadgets have you purchased because you saw someone using them on television?
- it's Vitacuisine. It's a thing that's perfect for vapor foods. This is one of my fave toys here at the kitchen especially now that we're into healthy foods theme. Frying is lesser now here at home and vapor foods are really good especially the vegetables.

5. You get to (or have to, depending on how you feel about it) host your own food show on television. What will it be called and what’s it about?
- Chez Francine ^-^

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Vacation Time Finally!

Vacation time will start next weekend for us here. It took quite sometime for us to finalize the things and our scheds because of my job and my formations for this summer. I'm glad that we can finally relax and have some fun and just enjoy the things we love to do instead of working. We've booked our hotel already and have contacted a car rental company for us too. Good thing that this company offered us a 50% discount on the convertible car that my husband wants. This trip will be a little bit different this time. Though we wanted to go at this place by car but it will be a very long trip for us if we'll do it. Time wasted for roundtrip shall we say.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Questions of the Week 22

1. When you have food cravings, is it usually for something sweet, salty, greasy, or creamy?
- usually it's more on something sweet like chocolates, cakes and pastries.

2. Have you ever barf or fart in a public and blame it to someone else?
- never done it before nor blame somebody else for it.

3. You’re stuck in an airport, what do you do?
- delayed flight? Enjoy myself infront of my laptop and blog hop my friend's blogs while waiting for my flight.

4. You fall in line, where are you?
- huh?

5. Which of the following would your friends say you are? Shy, Clumsy,Pessimistic or Behind the times?
- I'd rather say that they'll surely tell you that I am the mix of everything. Sometimes I am shy, clumsy, pessimistic and even behind the times

6. Can you play a musical instrument? What is it?
- yeah, I can play flute and I started learning to play this instrument when I was in highschool.

7. How do you feel today?
- tired. I had my belly dancing training this morning and this evening in preparation for the intermediate level. Ouff! It's not easy at all and I have to practive the new moves and routines over and over again. I'm terrible at it but I really want to make it perfect. I'm very patient for it :-)

8. What movie have you watched the most?
- hmmmm, A walk to remember and message in the bottle

9. If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?
- a jaguar or a ferrari ^-^...Ambisyosa no? lolz

10. What do you think about tattoos? Do you have any? Would you ever get any?
- I do consider it as an art. I don't have any and on my part, I'd prefer to have a belly button piercing than to have a tatoo.