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Banana- "A remarkable fruit tree" Greeks and Arabs called it this tittle. And according to an old story, the sages of India rested in its shades and partook of the fruits. So then it has been called "the fruit of the wise men", but, why? the banana! anyway I don't know LOL. All i care is that bananas is one of my favorite fruit in the planet.

HOW BANANA GROW: The fact is banana is not a tree because it has no wood fibers. It grows best in hot, damp climate and thrive in rich sandy soil that good for drainage. Well what ever it is surely bananas is one of the yummiest fruit ever, and i know you would agree with me, though some are not really fond of this fruit however mostly does. There are so many useful and nutritional fact about this fruit! Actually their are hundred or more varieties of bananas. The dwarf one is common kind, there is also the thin skin kind these are known as the manzana (apple) and the red one obviously I've seen those in pinas.

Another fact that banana leaves contain useful fibers and are used for various purposes in tropical countries like Philippines. When you visiting an open local market, one often sees the leaves piled up in the street to be sold for wrapping like SUMAN in Philippines, tamales in Mexico and things like that, more than you could think banana leaves are very useful.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS: Bananas are rich in vitamins A and C, carbohydrates, phosphorus and potassium. There are so many uses for the banana!! it is right for our snacks, cereals, fruit cocktails which is my favorite! for pies,cakes, and not to mention our pinoy delicacies the famous BANANA CUE! and of course not to forget the renowned banana split! That's why next time you eat a ripe banana think about of its outstanding qualities. Its not just an ordinary fruit, because bananas has its own package, it is rich in vitamins and minerals that helps for good healthy body.


Last Sunday we planned to watch this new released movie of 2008 the IRON MAN, my husband wanted to watch on the theater because the reviews was totally good and he saw the sneak previews on it its full of action of course!and he even let me view also while we we're talking about watching it! Yet, we didn't though because no one will watch over with our son while us going to cinema shall i say our DATE..haha! still we wanna go maybe this weekend if still on going! Guess NANA is available for bebe..wink!

Got a nice complement award for my blog from resebel, Thank you so much my dear!! appreciate that I'm one of the people you gave the trophy! how sweet of you..

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
want to share it to my sissy jewel!

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I woke up this morning with pain in my stomach I'm sure it was hunger sore! we woke up late though and it was Sunday... so i was in a hurry fixing myself and my son for the meeting. In my haste i wasn't able to eat breakfast to think i was already starving, i just drink a glass of milk that's all. We went to the meeting and after 30minutes at the Kingdom Hall i feel so bloated and everything, just trying to be not noticeable hehe. It was 1-1/2 hour i felt weird and really what to just lay down and want to farts! LOL.

After the meeting, i told hubby to go home right away at the same time grab something to eat on the way home. But we both decided to go out to Ruby Tuesday for lunch... so i was excited to eat a big meal. ohh, my goodness it was disaster for me because i was pass hunger and feeling worst than earlier... I haven't eat all my ordered plate!( i got pa naman my fave.. New Orleans seafood with rice and veges) yet, didn't enjoy the lunch and i feel bad that i was hurrying hubby to finished his lunch, then timely Bebe is getting grouchy and whinny. I missed the good meal today! When we got home Bebe and I went straight to bed and we slept for 4hours but still right now i don't feeling good... my wisdom tooth is kicking and sore huhuhu i wanna cry out loud!!! I even postponed my appointment tomorrow morning pinay friends will come over! I'm Sorry girls... looking forward to have it other day!

Hoping tomorrow is a new beautiful day for me... and hope can able to join in laws for dinner get together! they invited us because its a holiday.. time for relaxation and bonding.

I got a tag from both of blogger friends... pinaywahm, beth, jm and jerlalou my friend and cousin! thank you so much for sharing me this friendship tags!


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I'm tagging this to... poray, janet, saves, anagore, joyB, jewel, resebel, mylou, and hubby!

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I got tagged by guapa mylou...hehe thank you missy! appreciated alot!! I don't really have any secrets when it comes to my beauty regimens just a little touch here and there and that's when i feel like it though. Should i say occasionally!lol

My Foundation: Nothing... i get allergic when i use.
My Mascara: I don't use
My Blush: No need I'm pinky pinkish in nature na!! bwahahahaha
My Day Cream: Nivea Moisturizing Creme
My Lipstick: Avon and i don't wear dark color
My Essential Beauty Product: Lip balm, Lip Gloss
My favorite Make-up product: Cover Girl but i don't wear make up
My Perfume: I have several perfumes actually, i wear it depends on my mood! lol
My Nails: Natural clean and trimmed nails, at times i manicure and pedicure.
My Feet: Just clean it on my own and i have Ped Egg to prevent callouses
My hands: Just handful of lotion Vaseline or goldbond from time to time because i wash hands all the time it gets rid of dryness
Women I admire for their beauty: Thalia
Women with the best Sense of Style: I think lot there and depends on the style of clothing.
My ultimate dream: to have my own restaurant! haha
My favorite fashion Publication: I don't have any.

My time to pass this tag to resebel, jerlalou, jewel, saves, ana, greenrose, and tanyagirl.

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Lumpia Lumpia we all know this, its an Asian best ever food! I was craving of this for a while and i hate just to make one for me because the wrapper here is kinda weird. So 2weeks ago we went to Nashville, anyway whenever we go by Nashville i always take the advantage to pass by to the Philippine store to get some pinoy stuff. Yes indeed, i grabbed a full bag of pork/chicken lumpia a.k.a shanghai roll enough for me to last long. I still had until yesterday because hubby is not very fond of it hehe! he likes egg roll but not this kinda.

So anyways, I offered to my sissy.. why not fried it for baby shower you know a lil bit of Asian food. In my surprised they all loved my lumpia infairness... happy ang baye kunu, plus they asked what's with the sauce, is it with the lumpia?? uh uh, i made the sauce infairness... i mixed the 3kinds of dipping sauces to add extra sweet and sour spice. Lumpia is best known for finger food when you have gatherings.

We planning to go nashville next weekend maybe i will get some


Tomorrow is gonna be a busy day me, because we having a baby shower party for a friend... a close friend of my sister-in law. For her second baby and its gonna be held on my parents in law's house. So I wanted to help in anyway i can that's is why i baked some cake for contribution and i decorated it with help of sissy... did it ahead of time to be ready exactly by tomorrow afternoon. It was tiring but I'm sure the effort was worth it coz look at the cakes!! lol... turned it pretty don't you think so??

This is one of the reason... why the several weeks i was so hectic with my schedule and haven't much time in blogging yet trying to make some times one way or another. I think my schedule will still be busy kinda until the end of June. We have our District Convention, then follows with our last CO's visit then another farewell party again! hayyy kakapuy... lami pundo sa balay haha!
Anyway I'm excited for tomorrow because my son meet and enjoy with people around and he able to mingle other kids that's what matter most to me! Socialization!!

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I need to take off for a moment for now in the keyboard... since yesterday was a good time well today need to make up more time for chores here and there! hmmm today my house chores are lining up... need to laundry, put clothes away, big mess in the kitchen... washing and cleaning up counter tops haha, what else...? changing the bed sheets, and... cook i guess! man to many huh! but someone got to do it otherwise... you know! I think i will ask hubby a favor to just grab something to eat later don't feel like cooking when my kitchen is messy yet! Well... got to go now friends!

By the way Thank you so much for your visits, After my work/chores are done I promise to visit you all back in your blog... I apologized some I haven't still visit thier blogs yet for couple of days now, sooo busy the mommy! see you soon! Chiao!

Blogging is so much fun right? where in not just you can write anything and everything you can think of but, also you can meet friends all across the globe, plus one thing you know why blogging is getting very popular now a days... is because, while you are blogging you can get paid also it is that easy all you need to have is your ability to convey and have wide idea of things to write about and that's it you are good to go blogging. And there is a website... that gives you the opportunity to earn extra money you wanted just do blogging from them! So guys joined with us to see for your self!

We are both tired Bebe and I today but i had so much fun though. We went out shopping with Bebe's Nana (grandma), aunt, with cousins and Brooke a friend and works at Papa's(grandpa). Nana took us shopping, she both us clothes and sandals with accessories included hehe isn't it fun!! They picked us up earlier around 10am and we just got home... yea we had almost all day out for hunting clothes that we like lol! good thing i found my type my goodness! its hard to pick one since they look all pretty and i want them all but you got to choose though.

After getting the dresses, for 6 of us, i got 2 pairs of dresses...(pili jud ang baye)! we went straight on hunting for shoes! thank goodness i found my favorite sandals at payless! hehe. I got 2 for me, a pair of shoes & a wedges sandal... i couldn't resist if speaking of shoes! Nana both also for Bebe a nice block shoes to match his baby suit, 3weeks more to come our district convention is coming so got to have something! after all the shopping we had,i feel so tired and stressed out, right now Bebe is sound asleep right then we arrived home... but i honestly enjoy every moments going out with my in laws. Thank you Nana! and love you mom!

Lately I was looking another way for my blog to be noticeable to others, because the more you're notice the more sparks you have in the world of blogging which is very advantage. When I was doing my rounds to my friends blog I was bumped on their post, seems everybody knows already about this site! called SocialSpark. Its new innovative offering from IZEA and they pleased to announce that this site is LIVE now! i don't wanna be behind to the new and latest opportunity that this site is given away.

So, I visited the site and checked it carefully that says there from terms and conditions to offers opportunity. I found it very interesting without a doubt I sign up and made an account KURDAPYAZ then right away i got an activation that I'm already a member of SocialSpark community! Right now I'm still on the process of learning on the things like how's this and how's that getting to know each and every details and so far so good I'm 90% understood. Actually I have friends there and I'm looking forward to have more sparks! waiting for my blog approval hoping to get it soon because i can't wait to works from them.

So friends why not visit them and create your own account then lets see each other at SocialSpark!

Got this tag from Darlyn... Arigatu Gusaimas!!!

For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun.
A - ka -----G - ji -----M - rin -----S - ari----- Y - fu
B - tu -----H - ri -----N - to ------T - chi -----Z - zi
C - mi----- I - ki -----O - mo -----U - do
D - te----- J - zu -----P - no ------V - ru
E - ku-----K - me ----Q - ke ------W - mei
F - lu-----L - ta ------R - shi ------X - na
1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like american and states har….har…har…)
2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. JACQUELINE - zukamikedokutakitoku (Ayay!! Unsaman ni perti mang taasa..wa ko kasabot nyahahaha)
4. LIRA LUZ - takishika taduzi ( sounds like a title of an anime show) it’s cute!
5. NOVA JOY - tomoruka zumofu [nakakaluka, ano bang sounds ito? parang ang bantot naman…]
6. LERMA - takushirinka (I’ll use this name if I’m in Japan!)
7. BREGIE -tushikujikiku (Wah….ang sagwa hehehehe)
8. SHENG - AriRiKuToJi (forget it! LOL!!!)
9. LYNN - TaFuToTo (Hahaha! It sounds like… Are we thinking the same thing? Hahaha!)
10. GOJI - Jimozuki ( hmmm ano ito? parang true Japanese name nga…)
11. DARLYN - Tekashitafuto (maganda sana kung dar nlng name ko kc tekashi lng.... surname na cgro ung tafuto parang pagkain na yan puto...)
12. SHELA - Aririkukitaka ( what?!)

I will pass this along to resebel, ana, jerla, saves and jewel... Sayonara gurls!

Joyball tagged me this top 10 things that I would probably do in the next days or so. Thank you joyb!! Well, here they are:

1. I will be watching my sister in-laws 3girls tomorrow.
2. I and bebe will hanging out with sis on Friday.
3. going to attend baby shower
4. make baby shower cake
5. do my blogging thing
6. going to go field service
7. doing some shopping
8. send package to the Philippines
9. going out somewhere with my hubby and son
10. probably go for a vacation

Now its my turn to pass this to resebel, jerla, poray and jewel... list your need to do things gurls!


Another menu in the table..haha! hubby made this pizza from scratch Friday night and it was so delish, yummy than regular pizza i think for me though! Kinda mix of Mexican Italian dual because its called chicken fajitas pizza. May fajitas kana may pizza pa! what a combination. We found the recipe courtesy of food yahoo and we thought it sound good. It's true, I love the every bite of it, because each of the ingredient blended well and create great flavor plus hubby added some more ingredients too like mushrooms, more bell peppers and more onions then the crust just cooked right! and the mushroom really add flavor you know. We love mushrooms also present on most of our dish hehe.

Actually It is so easy to prepare... try it sure you will gonna like it! Just a pre-made pizza dough, vege oil, boneless chicken, garlic powder, chili powder, onion and bell peppers, salsa, mushrooms, salt to taste and Monterrey jack cheese. That's all!

banana Q

I've finally made some fried banana Que for so long i been craving it for 2years you know! this were my breakfast yesterday morning. Thankful to hubby we passed by to Chinese store at Nashville. It was Saturday, so i waited several days to ripen a little for frying! I had some left overs and i finished them today! lol. I remember when i was in pinas ohhh saging prito usually our snacks with matching ice cold coke so good talaga!

I still have one pengka left, planning to save it another day or so... want some banana Q?? tag peso lng uy!!! lol

Banana Q is the typical Filipino dessert!

Where is your next getaway plans?? If you ask ours... me, hubby and baby plans to go to nice beach somewhere in Florida or California. My husband really needs to take a break from all the stress work he have lately at least for this idea we both can refresh and recharge again. Even though it is only local vacation still kinda long distance though.

Anyway, if you guys interesting to go international one like in Europe you know like in Paris France which is very famous and I'm sure everyone dreaming to go to this popular place of arts, cultures, architectural structure, Gothic buildings and more. I just wanna give some idea to where can find good Paris hotels or hotel Paris that have 100% accommodating. With all kinds of service from the 5 star hotels to Paris bed and breakfast. We are familiar of how Italian cuisine taste really good and they very good on wine. So let us spoils our selves and treat it once in awhile. Make your stop in France!