Aug 31, 2008

Blogger's New Feature


Blogger has a new cool feature again, Blog Following/Followers(however you may wanna look at it). If you have a follower, it would show on your Dashboard and just across your Blog's title the number of followers you have. You can click that icon to show who are your followers.

You can put a Gadget on your layout to let your readers follow your blog by just letting them click on Follow This Blog. Now, if you have noticed, you can see Following option when you try to add a Gadget but it is still experimental for now. According to Blogger Buzz, it should be finalized anytime next week and we can then enjoy the new feature.

It is cool to have this new feature because you would know who your fans are and know their updates too. It will give us the chance to gain more friends and readers through blogging again. Thanks to Blogger Admin for coming up with another cool and useful feature that we, Bloggers, can enjoy.

Beauty of Life

Need to Compromise


The other day, me and my husband had a little misunderstanding. It is all about our role as husband and wife. We just got married for a little over two months, so we are still fresh and young in married life. In our case, it is normal that we would still be in the phase of adjusting our life and getting used to being with each other.

I don't know what started it all, but all I can remember is that we came to a point where we're both telling each other and we should do this and that because that is what we needed as a couple. But I was glad that we're cool now. We're now back to normal and I believe our relationship would be better now because we were able to talk about any grudges that we're holding on for each other.

Everyone knows how much I love my husband and he loves me more than I do so we really can't afford to lose each other and can't stand being mad at each other for a length of time. So, what we did is to compromise. We need to balance our time, me with my blogging and him, and him with his work and me, of course our son is included there as well.

Beauty of Life

My Son's Favorite TV Shows


My son would be turning two next month so I can say that he is now in the stage of getting into some TV Shows that he likes and of course, I find appropriate. I made a post about his most favorite TV show, The Wonder Pets. I guess that was the very first TV show that he enjoyed so much. Bot now he has lots of favorite TV shows, still in the same channels where The Wonder Pets is shown. He likes SpongeBob Square Pants (everyone knows him, right?), Dora the Explorer, Ni-Hao Kailan, Wow Wow Wubzzy, and The Bayardigans. They are all educational shows that every toddler would love to watch. And I observed that what he likes about this shows is the singing and dancing stuffs.

Beauty of Life

Aug 29, 2008

Are you bestfriends with GOOGLE?


I just want to share this to those who are not yet bestfriend with Google, because I am. How did Google become my bestfriend? Well, because he helped me with a lot of things. As we all know Google is a Search Engine and when you look for something, you need to search for it. Well, so far Google has never failed me yet. I guess it would never really fail because it has all the information that we needed that can be found in the Internet. But, of course, if what you're looking for is not in the Internet, don't blame Google for not giving you an information.

What I am saying here is whenever you look for something, such as stores in your area, maps, information about countries or any places, or just anything that comes in your mind, just search it on Google and you would be surprise to find what you are looking for because nowadays, almost everything can be in the Internet.

That is why I consider Google as my bestfriend because I am getting lots of information from him by just a keyword or so, so do you want to be bestfriend with Google as well? :-)

Beauty of Life

Payment from Bloggerwave

I didn't know that Bloggerwave still exists because I only had made one post from them and nothing follows after that. They don't have anything to post about and it's been a while since I heard from them. But today, when I checked my email, I found out that they sent me a payment for the ONLY post that I made from them. Here's the screenshot of it.

It has been a few months since I made a post from them and I just had my payment. I've heard that there are some bloggers who are not yet paid by them, so don't lose hope because I know you will also receive your payment sooner or LATER.

Anyway, thanks Bloggerwave though it took you a while but at least you pay me. *wink

Beauty of Life

Aug 26, 2008

Crazy about airplane

My son's favorite toy is an airplane. He is so much crazy about it that he doesn't mind if his other toys are gone just as long as he still has an airplane. In fact, whatever he is holding, he would assume that it is an airplane (ie spoon, spatula, shoes, controllers, etc.).

In his grandparents house, he has lots of toys and of course, there's an airplane. There was one day that his cousins (4 and less than 2 years of age) came over to granny's house so they played together. One of them was playing with the airplane and it upsets my son because he can't play with it now. But there was a brochure that he found that has a picture of an airplane and he was contented by just looking at it. That's how crazy he is about airplane stuffs.

Beauty of Life

Wedding Photos Finally Uploaded

It really took me long to upload our wedding photos on our website, but finally I was able to do so and now they're on our Love in Distance site now under the Captured Moments section.

The reason why I wasn't able to upload it ASAP was with my site's server. After almost an hour of selecting the photos, then wait for another 30 minutes to upload all of them, it would give me an error message. But I tried it again the other day but it went smooth and finally the pictures are there now.

So, if you're interested to see our wedding photos, just check it out in Love in Distance website.

Beauty of Life

Aug 25, 2008

Life of Being Married

i have been married for a little over a month now and so far I like being one. Let me just share with you my happiness as Mrs. Kuhn now.

Well, aside from having a good husband, as in responsible, understanding, someone who loves and respect me as his wife and as a person, and someone who accepts me for who and what I am and I am not, I also like the feeling that I can serve my family and make them happy by cooking for them and making our home worth-living at.

One day, I cooked my husband's favorite cookie and he thank me for doing so but I told him in return that I thank him for giving me the chance to cook, especially his favorite foods, because I always love cooking but when I was single and living with parents, I never had the chance to do so. Now that I am married, I have my own kitchen where I can cook anytime I want.

I like the thought that someone needed me, my husband and my son. I know how much they need me and I need them too. Our home would not be complete without me because I am now a wife and a mother and I am part of my husband and my son's life, as in a BIG part of their life and I like the feeling of that.

I know nothing is constant in this world, but I know too that nothing is not possible if you ask God and if He listens to you, so I am asking Him and trusting Him that my life will always be as HAPPY as this, my Family will always be as tight as this, and that LOVE will always be in US.

Thanks for reading!

Beauty of Life

Aug 24, 2008

Grateful and satisfied with my template

Finally, I can say that this would gonna be my template forever and ever (I hoppe so....*grin). But I know I have a very nice template now. Thanks to Carlota of Web-Blog Designs for such a wonderful makeover that she did for my site. I know that my site really needed a make-over before, but I was lucky to find Carlota. She's an angel in disguise to me.

Anyway, if ever I would decide on changing my template again (of course, I would contact the same person still *wink), below is the template that I am talking about.

Isn't it nice? *grin

Beauty of Life

Aug 23, 2008

New Look for my CREATIONS blog

I am back to changing my blog template again. I used to do it before when I was still in the Philippines and I have all the software to use it. But I didn't bring those software here that is why it has been a while since I made another template.

I admit that my template are not good-looking whatsoever, but I feel contented to see that I can make a look for my blogs with my own ability. So, here is the NEW LOOK for Creations blog.

Credits to ShabbyPrincess because the main background is from her Promise Collection


Aug 22, 2008

Back to digiscrapping: Our First Dance

It has been a while since I made a digiscrap. I just didn't have the chance to do so eversince I got here in Texas for couple reasons. One, I don't have photo editing software here, and two, I don't have much time. But yesterday, I was able to use a Corel Graphics Suite X2 Free Trial, so I took the chance on making one digiscrap.

That is our First Dance and it was during our Wedding Day. It is between the ceremony and the reception. We had it at Andy's parents lawn and we danced with the song of David Pomeranz's On This Day.

A few years before my wedding and I first heard that song, I said to myself that that would be the song that me and my future husband would be dancing with on our wedding. But in our church, dancing in the reception is not allowed, so we didn't wait for the reception for us to dance. We didn't care if anyone was watching or not when we dance as long as we'll dance. Of course, Andy's mom and sister was there and took some pictures of us. Thanks to Andy he made one of dreams come true for dancing with me on David Pomeranz's song on our wedding day. It meant a lot to me.


Aug 21, 2008

Pinoy Lunch in Texas

God knows how much I am missing Filipino dishes. So far, I haven't seen any Filipino restaurant near us yet but there is one in San Antonio, TX which is 2 hours drive from where we lived (far!!!). But I still find my way to eat some Pinoy foods, not in a restaurant though.

One day, at lunch time, I cook myself tortang talong, bagoong alamang, and rice. Isn't it Pinoy foods? LOL. It really taste most especially when it's been a while since I have eaten those kind of foods.

It may doesn't look yummy in the picture but it sure does taste good to me. hehe.


Aug 20, 2008

War in Mindanao

Everyday, me and my Mom are chatting on Yahoo Messenger, keeping each other updated with what's going on around us. We are not used being separated from each for a long time, so it was not easy for us to be this far from each other (US---Philippines).

Before I left them, I told them to tell me every single thing happening around them, whether bad or good coz I always wanted to know the truth. But this past few days, my Mom was telling me about the on going war in Mindanao, specifically in Iligan and Lanao.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had just declared an all-out war yesterday. Prior to that, they had already killed lots of people in the said cities in the Philippines and had some as their hostages.

It was said that it all started when MILF asked to have some cities in Mindanao as their territory from Arroyo, the Philippine president. But no senators and the majority of the government want that. So, that caused the MILF for a rebellion again.

It just so sad that my family is there while a war is going on. Iligan is just 2 hours away from Cagayan de Oro City, where my parents and my brother are residing right now. But we also have faith in God, that He always keep them safe.

Please help us pray for our families left in the Philippines. I hope that the war would stop now.


Ice Cream as Reward for Abi's Good Deeds

Ice cream is one of the rewards that we usually give to Abi if he has been a good boy, most especially at the table. We would. sometimes give him pudding (chocolate or vanilla flavor), candy bars, yogos bits, jellies, etc. everything he would do something good.

Last night, he has been behaving very well at the dinner table. He had been behave for for a few times consecutively everytime we eat our meal, so he deserves a reward for that. We gave him a Banana Split flavor ice cream and he enjoyed it so much.
Though he always wanted to have more and ended up licking his bowl off. He looks so funny he does that, so I decided to take a picture of him.

Giving a child a reward for his good deeds is, for me, a good thing, so that they'll know that he is appreciated for being a good kid. It is another way to train them on doing good things because bad things can never be rewarded and it would cause them bad as well, such as punishment.


My favorite foods



1 lbs thick-sliced bacon, diced
1 lbs fettuccini noodles
3 pc large eggs
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1 tbsp dried Italian herbs/seasoning
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp fresh ground pepper

1. Saute the bacon in a small skillet until crisp.
2. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on a paper towel. 3. Cook fettuccini noodles according to package instruction until firm and tender.
4. Meanwhile, beat the eggs thoroughly in a large bowl suitable for serving.
5. Have the cooked bacon and the chopped parsley ready at hand.
6. When the pasta is done, drain it immediately in a colander, and pour into the bowl of eggs and immediately begin tossing it.
7. As the strands of pasta become coated with the beaten eggs, their heat will cook the eggs.
8. Sprinkle the bacon, Italian seasoning and parsley on, and serve immediately.
9. Top with lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

**Serves 4.


Sinigang na Hipon (Shrimp in sour soup)

* 1 Kilo Shrimp
* 12 pcs Tamarind (Sampaloc)
* 1 big Onion (diced)
* 3 big tomatoes (quartered)
* 2 pieces Radish (sliced)
* 1 bundle Sitaw (Strringbeans)
* 1 bundle Kangkong (cut into 2" long)
* 3 pieces long green pepper
* 5 cups ricewash or water
* Salt or Patis to taste

1. Boil Tamarind in rice wash or water to soften. Pound and extract all juices and set aside.
2. In a casserole, boil rice wash or water, Tamarind juice, onions, tomatoes and Radish.
3. Lower fire, add in Shrimps, Kangkong, Sitaw and green long pepper. simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Season with salt and patis.
5. Serve hot.


Brazo de Mercedes


1 cup condensed milk
8 egg yolks
1 tsp Vanilla essence
2 tbsp butter

optional :add 1/4 cup toasted and finely ground cashew nuts

8 egg whites
1 tsp Cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

In a double-boiler, combine milk and egg yolks.
Cook, stirring continuously until thick.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence and butter. Set aside.

Whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until peak form.
Add sugar gradually while whisking continuously until stiff but not dry.
Fold in Vanilla.
Spread Meringue onto greased, parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees until brown.
Invert onto another piece of parchment, sprinkle with granulated sugar.
While hot, spread the filling and roll.

Dust top with a bit more sugar.

Aug 19, 2008

The GRIN Trademark


Aeirin's Collection
Design by Pieces
Biz n Honey

My Entry

(click on image to enlarge)

It is always mine and my husband's favorite to grin together when taking a picture so that is why we consider it as our TM.

The first photo was me and my son. We are just playing around that time. I can't remember when. But I hugged him so tight and he didn't like it. hehe

The second photo was me and my husband on our wedding day. We are on our way to the reception place from the Church and since grinning is our favorite, we took a pose with our biggest grin of all.

Hope you like them. *grin*


Earn by displaying shopping ads on your site

One of the ways to earn money through your is by displaying ads and you would be paid through cost-per-click (CPC), that means, if someone visits your site and click on the ads displayed on your site, you may earn then. But not all clicks are credited because there is also some invalid clicks.

Anyway, the most common ad is Adsense and I believe everyone has that already. Now, there is also AdBrite which is almost the same as Adsense.

But there is also something to where it pays like the two mentioned, but it is a Shopping Ads. The ads that would be displayed on your site are the things that are for sale. Check on the top of this page, just below the navigation bar. You will see products there and has prices below it. Those are the Shopping Ads.

They pay for cost-per-action (CPA) or cost-per-click (CPC) depending on the traffic of your site and location. If you have heavy traffic on your site, or located in US or Canada, they would pay you through cost-per-click (CPC).

If you're interested and wants to display Shopping Ads on your site, just click on the links on the above ads and it will bring you to the Shopping Ads site where you can sign up and start earning. It is as easy as what you think.

Happy making money blogging! *grin* <Click now for eBay!


Aug 18, 2008

An Unexpected Family Reunion

Every Sunday, we (our family) go to Andy's parents house to visit them and to see their grandson and spend with each other. But it has been a while since Andy's brother, Kevin , came to visit their parents. Then yesterday was a surprise because they came together with their two kids.

Actually yesterday was joint birthday celebration of me, Mom, and Dad because my birthday was August 11, Mom is August 14, and Dad is July 30. So, having the whole family yesterday was such the best gift, I know, Mom and Dad ever received for their birthday and I am so happy for them.


The Wonder Pets

I have made a post about my son loving the The Wonder Pets cartoon show. These past few days, he has been really into it. Now, he knows how to turn on the TV. We always have the channel set to NOG or Nick Jr. so that when he turn on the TV, it would automatically be on that channel. He doesn't want to watch anything else but the The Wonder Pets.


Aug 17, 2008

Why do Cats lick?

I have not known this until I got into our new home here in Texas where Andy, my husband, had three cats (one is his and two are his sister's), Pearl, Cookie, and Cream.

I have made a few post about these cats, especially Pearl because Andy had been telling me about her before and the two cats just came here a few months before we lived here.

Pearl is the one who loves to lick the most compared to the other two cats and she wants to be petted every chance she gets. When you're eating at the dinner table, doing something in the computer, or lying down in the bed about to go to sleep, she would go to you and whine for you to pet her. Then, while you pet her, she would lick your hand or any part of your body.

I keep complaining about that because I can't stand the tickle I get because of the cat's tongue treasure and keep wondering why do they love to lick. Then Andy told me the reason why.

Cats clean theirselves by licking their fur, paw, or just anything that they can reach. But there are some parts of their body that they can't reach and when you pet them, that part would be touched and they are aware that it is not clean yet. So they would lick your hand once in a while because since your hand can reach those parts that they can't, they think that they would be clean by having your hands their. It has became a habit for them too so everytime they lick you and have their body close to you, so for them it is another way of cleaning theirselves.

Now, I know! So, now I am trying my best to tolerate the tickle Pearl's lick would give me because I know that whatever I'd do, I can't stop them to do that, just as no one can stop you for cleaning yourself as well.


Aug 16, 2008

What Makes Me Happy? What Makes Me Sad?

It is really raining tags nowadays, this time Lara of Pinoy dot US shared me this tag. This is all about some of the things that makes me happy and sad.

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Here are the Rules:

1. List the things that makes you happy and what makes you sad.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know...

T☺ni's Attachments, Cecile2's-Small and Simple Things, Lara's Pinay dot US, Lara's My Blog Entry, Lara's Byaheng Pinay, Jona's Beauty of Life, Jona's New Life, Jona's Money Maker, Jona's Creations, [YOUR BLOG HERE]

What makes me happy?

* When my family are happy.
* When we're all healthy.
* When our whole family gets togetherl.
* When we're having fun.

What Makes me sad?

* When someone I cafe for is sick.
* When I can think of the misfortune some people have.
* When I or we have a problem.
* When I'm missing someone.

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Now, I wanna know what makes the following people happy and sad: Juliana, Princess, Anneberly, and Carlota.


True Love Is...

Another tag and this time it is from Anneberly of Seek Health, Feel Great.

What does true love mean to you?

-->It means everything you need to survive.

How do you know you’re really in love?

-->When a certain person makes you happy more than anything else, then you're in love with that person.

How many times in your life have you fallen in love?

-->Each time of my life.

Have you ever fallen out of true love because you were mad at the moment?


Do you feel love and physical attraction are the same thing?

-->Definitely not.

If your true love became ill or disfigured would you continue to love them the same way?

-->Nothing would change.

Should anyone else be able to tell you who to love or not love?


Do you believe people that ended up divorced were ever truly in love?

-->They may have, but who knows?!

Would you do anything for love?

-->Without a doubt, I will.

If you truly love someone, do you feel it should be unconditional?

-->That's what true love is all about, UNCONDITIONAL.

Now, I would to know how they would answer this LOVE questions, so I am sharing this to Bill & Gina, Dezz, Elsa, Helen, and Jerla. I know you're in love right now so let us hear your thoughts. *wink


Aug 15, 2008

Blogversary Contest

I have known Mommy Gen, a happy Mom like me from PMC. Her blog would be a year old this coming 8th of September, so as a way to celebrate it she made a contest, BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAYS.

The Joy Of Life Forever

And now I am joining it to try my luck on winning the cool prizes Mommy Gen has, to support her as a friend, and to celebrate with her on her blogversary.

This contest is sponsored by Merydith of Merydith's Place, Cathy of Me and My World and of course, the blog owner herself, Mommy Gen of The Joy of Life Forever.

To Mommy Gen, congratulations on your Blogversary! *wink


Aug 14, 2008

The New and Improved Blogger

I just noticed some of the changes on Blogger today and I think I like how they changed it.

First, I think they changed first the Elements (which is now called Gadgets) choices under the Layout tab and Page Element subtab. As you have noticed, it is Add a Gadget now which was Add an Element before. Then they also changed the way they lost all the Gadgets and they added more.

Then, just tonight when I open my account, their Dashboard was changed too. Now, you can set your blog to be shown or hidden by just clicking the Hide or Show link accross your blog name which is cool and makes sense to those who have lots of blogs and some blogs are not being used as often.

If you'd read their blog, they're doing a project on having lots of improvement for Blogger which is good and bad. Good because they wanted it to be better and bad because they may end up changing something that we're already used to have and love having it, but whatever they end up making, I will stick to Blogger. Loyalty award!!! LOL


: Spread the BLOG LOVE !:

I wanna thank Jenny of A Slice of Life for sharing me this MeMe. By this I can help spreading the BLOG LOVE on the Blogosphere too.

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(Pls. don't remove) Credits: Elements/Paper by Dani Mogstad/ Layout by JennyL

1. Don't remove the credits when you post the image
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and
pass this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
4. Remember to come back here at A SLICE OF LIFE (pls. don't change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Spread the BLOG LOVE FEVER!!


1.Jenny Said So 2.) Simply Jen 3.) This and That 4.) Bargain.Sales.Deals. 5. A Slice of Life 6.) Aussie Talks 7. When Mom Talks 8. Mommy Talks 9 Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 10 All Kinds of Me Stuff 11 The Salad Caper 12. Winding Creek Circle 13. InkBabyStudios 14. Me and Mine 15. Creative in Me 16. For the LOVE of Food 17. Little Peanut 18. Pea in a Pod 19. It’s Where the HEART Is 20. Around the World 21. SugarMagnolias 22. Nita's Random Thoughts 23. Nita's Corner 24. Nita's Ramblings 25. Batuananons 26. Thomas Web Links 27. Filipino Online Community 28. Thomas Travel Tales 29. Bohol Paradise 30. My Wandering Thoughts 31. Arts and Entertainment Center 32. Great Finds and Deals 33. Make Money Online 34. Entertainment News and Beyond 35. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 36. TnT Kit 37. Aha Mama! 38. A Zone for Digiscraps 39. RazorianFly :] 40. WebGeek Journal… 41.All About The Memories 42. Spymama 43. Alamak OiOi 44. HasH's Personal Blog 45. MommyAllehs Up-Close and Personal 46. All About Kawaii 47. My Photographic Sketch 48. Embrace Simplicity 49.WilStop 50. Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 51. Kidd Designs 52. Me,Myself+2 53. Anygen's Journey 54. Ultimate Food Cooking Guide 55.Beauty of Life56.Jona's New Life57.Money Maker58.Creations59.YOUR BLOG HERE
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Now, I am passing this tag to all of my friends on my Blog Roll List and to anyone who wants to spread the BLOG LOVE too.


Kick Ass Award

Thanks to Marlet for this cute award. Now I know that I belong to Kick Ass Blogger Club who can kick asses by my blogs LOL.

Kick Ass Blogger Award

Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?

Maybe they've got incredible, original content. Or they're overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it's someone who simply inspires you to be a better person... or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.

Whatever the reason may be, I'm sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well... why not tell 'em so?


  • Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"

  • Let 'em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award

  • Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to

Don't forget to link up the person who nominated you for the Kick Ass Blogger Club. To grab the code for the image above, hop back to and sign up at Mr. Linky.

I wanna pass this award to Dave, Fel, Juliana, Gladys, and Ruby


Aug 13, 2008

A Wedding Kiss

It's another and today's theme is PHOTO POST: Memorable Kisses!.


Wedding Picture

Obviously, this is a picture of me and my hubby taken during our wedding reception which was last July 20th, 2008. This was a kiss requested by our audience after we did the slicing of the cake. Sure do this is a memorable kiss. ;-)


PMC's WEEKLY Fest WEEK 11's Benefactors are:
Traipsey Turvey
Deranged Insanity
ezrah photographs & scraps