Sunday, July 17, 2011

Yummy Sunday - Fried Ice Cream

I know you must have been intrigued with the name of this dessert. Yes, this is called the Fried Ice cream . The Ice cream is inside which is deep-fried with the dough for a few minutes. The ice cream doesn't completely melt when it's being fried, but once served, you have to eat it immediately as the ice cream can melt easily now.

This is really a yummy 0nce-in-awhile treat.. I'm saying once in a while because, this is really fattening. Imagine the ice- cream, the dough and the OIL!!
Never mind if it's full of calories.. it's still delicious...

*photos from Joylee G.

Which Pet to Choose

My kids have been asking us to buy them a pet for the longest time. We couldn't let them take care of one yet since we feel they're not yet ready to take care of it. So, we asked them to wait for awhile. They actually wanted to have a puppy but then Hubby doesn't like dogs so we have to rule out that option.

But for a start, Hubby bought them a few fishes to somehow prepare them of taking care of something. Our daughter never fails to feed the fish and our son is doing a good job talking to the fish, " good night fish!", " good morning, fish!", " you're so chubby already"....

But from time to time, they still express their desire of taking care of something that has legs. One time, I even overheard both of them 'discussing' which pet is best for them. And it has been unanimously agreed that they will take care of 2 puppies, 1 'girl' puppy for our daughter and 1 'boy' puppy for our son. Oh.... what to do now? They just don't want one puppy but two! Well, at least their not asking for iPads or blackberry phones. But I hope they won't ask for an expensive Toy Poodle..

U.S in Debt 2

Oh, I've just read that after the 5th of August, the ceiling for US debt cannot be raised up anymore. That means, they are no longer allowed to lend money. That's quite a good thing right? Because if they borrow less, they also pay less. If you've read my post below, every American owes over 50 thousand dollars now they have to divide the money they owe to be paid by each citizen.

I'm not so sure how this decision that would affect their economy after the 5th August. I'm not an economist and I'm never good in maths, but I just hope this will not crash their economy. Anyways, there has been a rise of those getting a degree in forensic accounting, to keep the futuremore honest and real. If you think it would be beneficial to your own situation, consider taking online accounting classes.

Back to America's economy, I just hope and pray that everything will work out well for them. Because whatever happens to them can have a ripple effect to the rest of the world

U.S in Debt

It's not us who are in debt but the U. S. I just read about it and I can't believe that they have 13+ Trillion debt and that is in US dollars and not in Philippine peso!! :) I just visited the US National Debt Clock and honestly, I got dizzy with all the figures going up in real time. It has been calculated that with US current debt divided by their population of 310 Million, each citizen will have to pay 46,000 US dollars. Wow! That's a lot!

I've also read a few comments for the citizens that many are quite scared with US rate of unemployment and future economy. I read one wants to save as much as she can and just buying the bare necessities. I wonder if she's still interested to get term life insurance quotes and other stuff .

But anyways, even if the future seems a bit uncertain, like what would happen to the world if another major economic crises will occur, but our HOPE and our Trust is always in the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. So, why should we fear?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

30 Days No Spending Experiment

No, we are not doing the 30 Days No Spending Experiment but I've just read about an article about it the other night from Reader's Digest. I was so curious with the outcome of the experiment as I really wish we could do the same. It just so happened that I also told Hubby that same day that I will declare the month of August as a No-Eat-Out Month. :) My Hubby was quick to say that would mean we won't eat out for my birthday.. well, of course the 'fast' starts after my birthday. LOL!

Anyways, the family who has undergone the No Spending experiment really had an interesting month. The days when they thought everything was under control as they mostly borrowed stuff instead of buying, the plumbing went berserk. But surprisingly, the problem was solved without having to hire a plumber. But at the end, they learned a lot of things and were able to find out that there are just some things that we could live without.

As for my planned for the "no eating out month', I will have to do better in the kitchen and hospitality department. This would mean I will have to cook meals everyday and let guests eat at home instead of letting them try Thai food outside. I'm sure with this move, we will be able to save money wisely and at the same time, be able to control our figures. Yes, eating out has really been the culprit for weight gain these days and that's why people are looking for the best weight loss pills to combat this.

So, is my so-called plan possible??... We'll see....;)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yummy Sunday- Banoffee

This is what I ordered when my girl and I had a 'girl's reading out' a few weeks ago. It's called Banoffee. It's a yummy cake that's sweet and has different textures with the cream on top, the cake and banana slices at the middle and the oreo crust at the bottom.

It was supposed to be my "Me" time but my li'l girl begged to go with me. Since all I needed was just peace and quiet. I told her that it'll be a 'reading day out' in which we will just stay in the coffee shop and read our books. She happily agreed and brought a book with her while I also finished up my Spark book by Chris Downie. It was indeed a relaxing time and we went home happy and refreshed.

Jollibee Party

My li'l boy likes Jollibee so much. So, we planned to let him experience a Jollibee party when we go back to the Philippines. But we have a little bit of a problem. We are only going back to Jollibee in December and his birthday is in October! LOL! So, we maybe we will have a post birthday party instead. ;) This must be the most delayed post birthday party ever. :)

For our li'l girl, we also did a similar thing. But in her case we had a pre-birthday party and celebrated her birthday a month earlier in the Philippines. Oh, we just want our kids to experience their birthdays in the Philippines. Aside from our family being there, there are also a lot of birthday stuff there from mascots to themed Girl Birthday invitations . My li'l girl enjoyed her Dora themed birthday a few years ago. Until now, she still remembers it and talks about it even if she was only 4 at that time. As for my li'l boy, oh,,,I'm sure he will love his Jollibee party.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Setting My Mind on Things Above

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2

I've been reminded this verse last night. God's word is indeed living an active in our lives, gently rebuking and teaching us when needed.

You see, I'm not a 'materialistic' kind of lady, but lately, I've been wanting to acquire something. I've been quite 'obsessed' about it, reading about the 'thing', researching about it and it's just somehow 'filling' my mind with it and nothing else. That's when I was reminded of the verse and decided to put a stop on thinking about it and surrendering it to the Lord. If it's His will for me to acquire that thing, then so be it. I don't have to struggle over it or make ways for me to acquire it like getting cash advance. If on the other hand, if it's not his will for me to acquire it, then it's still okay. At least I don't have to be burdened by cash advance or such. But the most important thing is for me to set my things above and not be 'overly' obsessed with this earthly thing.

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