Popcorn!

I love popcorn as a child and now that I have 2 kids..I still make it a point for us to enjoy home made popcorn. There are times that we don’t have any in stock so we end up buying the flavored ones. The cheapest that I liked a lot is the one from Jack & Jill – caramel puffs! Here’s a bowl of home cooked popcorn – good thing that the Bonus brand I got from SM Hypermarket has 2 sachets of cheese flavored powder. The kids loved their afternoon snack.

I’m again joining:

Sharon At Home

I do not really buy Sharon At home magazine but when I saw this particular issue that says “The farewell issue” – I grabbed a copy and paid it on impulse. As it shows in the cover, Sharon Cuneta is with her 2 lovely daughters and a charming little guy – her adopted son Miguel. Sharon referred Miguel to be the child who came from her heart. It is the first time couples Sharon and Kiko Pangilinan allowed Miguel to be photographed for publication. Sharon said that Miguel, who is now 2 years of age, is not just smart but also really sweet. He even started to look like them, as many people say. Something I must agree. There were even rumors that Miguel happens to be Kiko’s real son from another woman which Sharon denied in a talk show.

I can not say that I am an avid fan of Sharon Cuneta but I find her personality so appealing and admiring. She’s witty, charming and her laughter and happy disposition in life is so contagious. Even if I only own one issue of this magazine, I know this farewell issue is truly special to the staff and so as to Sharon herself. It even featured a Christmas prayer:

 

Jesus, the light of the world, as we celebrate your birth…may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Amen.

Aside from the stories of her previous reality show, talk show, being a celebrity endorser, celebrations, easy recipe ideas, chronicles and photos, the issue concentrated more on how Sharon manages to balance work, family and play. It also featured and pointed out great things about the reality that there is not anything bad about adoption nor being adopted. In this magazine she named famous and great people who were also adopted like her son Miguel. I truly admire how she can be wonderful in front of the camera as an actress and host and be as wonderful as a Mom to her kids. It is like being best in both her worlds. There were lots of photos where photographer Jun de Leon captured the Sharon Cuneta as the person we see on TV and the other Sharon as an ordinary person she is off cam.

Sharon Cuneta is just like every good Mom there is – her family, especially the kids, serves as the key inspiration for anything and everything she does. And as she puts it in her words – “You may have complaints every now and then, but the good things always outweigh the bad. God’s been so amazing!”. We may see Sharon Cuneta to have been so blessed and others may even envy her but she still has a lot of things she wish to have and experience..even have a bucket list for all we know!

Ruby Tuesday 2

Beer Taps as a Collectible

It”s surprising how many different kinds of beer taps there are. There seems to be something to fit almost any bar style. Many people prefer beer on tap over bottled and canned. This is one reason that many bar owners choose to have great cla

ssic beer taps installed in their bar. Some of these beer taps are a collection of great detailed taps that lend to the atmosphere of the bar. This is a good way to personalize the bar and make it the bar that you intended it to be.

You can find some amazing beer taps at your local pub and the taps say a lot about the bar. Have you ever noticed that one of the favorite spots to hang out at a bar is by the beer taps? These can be great conversation starters and some of them may even have some history to them. These taps can really show off a bar and may be as important to the bar owner as the first dollar that they earn.

Did you know that beer taps are actually collectible? It”s true; you can find a large number of collectible antique beer taps online. Many of them are worth a large amount of money and can be considered an investment if pursued correctly. It seems that if you are the lucky holder of an antique beer tap you could have a pretty sizeable profit there. Beer taps all over the world are different in style and size. Some people will even collect beer taps from around the globe as a way of marking their travel to that location. Clearly, there is more to beer taps than meets then you might think and the next time you spy one in your local pub think about where it might have come from and if there is any history to it.

Welcoming 2012

I really did not bother prepare bigtime for this year. I guess the excitement was not totally within me. Something strange preoccupied my thoughts and my heart. I wasn’t feeling genuinely happy about a lot of things. I tried my best to shrug it off by taking care of the kids and finding ways to earn from home, so as keeping in touch with friends and relatives. These things and people kept my sanity.

I ordered what we call Biko and Palabok from a friend’s sister. I made those cathedral window jellos.

The fireworks blasted at the half of this month. We were half an inch away from “the end”, really. You can almost hear me sing ?? “all my bags are packed, I’m ready to go..” I was so sure it was the sign I was waiting for after attending the mass at the Quiapo Church last Sunday but then something else happened..and I think that was the real sign. I vowed to take care of my kids and love them more than I love myself and I will never leave without them.

Now, I am still here not because I can’t leave and live off him but because I glady gave it the chance to start over. Agreeing to correct mistakes at once and refrain to commit them as much as necessary.

Life goes on…a stitch and a patch made us go through a painful part of it but we both deserve a chance to be happy.