Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year Everyone !!!

When we talked about New Year's day it is a traditions of the season to include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or pay off the debt . "Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way.

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's Day will bring good fortune.

Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either hog jowls or ham. Black-eyed peas and other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency. In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.

With all this said I would like to take this moment and wish you all a Prosperous and Happy New Year !!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas To Everyone!!!

Best wishes for hearts filled with laughter, a home blessed with love and a season touched by God. Wishing you all... the joys of the Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Is Fast Approaching!

We just passed the season of giving thanks and have arrived in the season of rejoicing. Along with hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. The Christmas season brings with it a special spirit. It has the potential to bring out the best each one of us. Whether it's the flurry of snowflakes beginning to blanket, our yards, the myriad of Christmas lights sparkling across the community or the holiday music that overtaken our airwaves, everywhere we look we are reminded of this sacred season.

Have a great Christmas season everyone :-) . Enjoy this time to focus on Christ and His gift to us.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Strawberry Whipped Sensation

Ingredients :
4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 can ( 14 oz. ) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 lemon juice
1 tub ( 8 oz. ) Cool Whip Topping, thawed divided
8 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Butter melted

LINE 8x4 inch loaf pan with foil. Mash 2 cups of strawberries in large bowl. Stir in condense milk, juice and 2 cups of the Cool Whip; pour into pan.

TOP with combined chopped cookies and butter; press into mixture. Cover

FREEZE at least 6 hours. To serve, invert onto plate. Remove foil. Frost with the remaining Cool Whip. Top with remaining strawberries, sliced. Makes 12 servings. Prep. 20 minutes plus freezing.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another Philippine Victory !

Manny Pacquiao, 29, is considered the greatest sports hero this country has ever had. Filipinos were glued to their television sets as Pacquiao claimed victory over De La Hoya. Restaurants and movie theaters were filled with mostly Filipinos, cheering Pacquiao and taunting his opponent, while pedicab and bus drivers stopped plying their routes, to the consternation of some commuters.

His victory over De La Hoya, who surrendered after the eighth round of a 12-round fight, cemented his legendary status, which had been buttressed by his humble beginnings (he dropped out of school when he was 12, sold cigarettes in the streets and turned to boxing in order to survive) as well as his reputation for generosity (he reportedly spent $700,000 for tickets to the match that he gave out to friends and relatives).

To many Filipinos, Pacquiao is the embodiment of a dream fulfilled. Across the country, boxing stables are filled with young men who had run away from their homes in the provinces in order to train to be boxers - many of them hoping to emulate Pacquiao. He has almost single-handedly made boxing the national sport in what used to be a basketball-crazy nation.

"Manny lives up to his billing. He is truly the people's champ," said John Nery, a writer who has written profiles of the boxer. "But I think he is also teaching his millions of fans a valuable life lesson. Talent, even of world-class quality, is not enough. You need discipline."

Prior to the match, Pacquiao had been deemed the underdog against the heavier, taller and more experienced De La Hoya. But his training and preparation bordered on the obsessive, many sportswriters had said, with reports depicting him as a hungry boxer determined to prove his nonbelievers wrong.

Congratulations! to Manny Pacquaio for another Philippine Victory. I am sure my father was happy knowing this news. My father is big fan of Manny Pacquiao ever since. He is always excited of Pacquiao's fight. Were proud of you Pacquaio.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Britney Spears 27th Birthday in Good Morning America

Britney Spears 27th birthday celebration in Good Morning America. She did a wonderful performance promoting her new album and she did sing the Womanizer.

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