Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Maleficent Halloween ! ...LBA Trick Or Treat 2015

A Maleficent Halloween !!!

It's another trick or treat event at our village, Laguna Bel-Air I last October 24, 2015 and this year, my step mom and I decided to do a Maleficent Theme.  

Maleficent Theme
The front center portion of our house with the maleficent inspired display

 A powerful fairy who lives in Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom


Diaval, Maleficent's closest advisor is actually a raven that transforms from bird to a man and back again at Maleficent's whim.  We have an owl at home and we just made use of it in replacement for a raven. Maleficent sends Diaval out on missions to collect information about Stefan and his kingdom. 

Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty
Awakening from her enchanted sleep


There are actually three pixies in the film but we only managed to make two (2) pixies due to time constraint.  The pixies are Knotgrass, Thistlewit and Flittle who went to the christening of Princess Aurora and grant her magical gifts. They took care of Aurora until her 16th birthday.

 Flittle wished Princess Aurora that every day of her life would be filled with happiness

On the left side are the wicked witches

The Wicked Witches

 A scary man with bulging eyes

 Our Gate
"Enter If You Dare ! "

The White Lady

 The Last Section .... Soul Takers and Demon

The Soul Takers

 The Demon

The Haunted House Gate

The Face of  Death

 The Skull

Pumpkin and Skulls

 Chloe, one of our dogs is guarding the candies

“Give me a treat or I'll play a trick on you”

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Detox Juice Recipe

A healthy juicing recipe that will nourish your body and get rid of toxins

1 Medium cucumber
2 Ribs celery
1 Slice lemon
1 Inch young ginger root

Cucumber is known as "superfood," one of the best foods for your body's overall health.  It is 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxin.


 Celery is nutritional powerhouse ~ loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids. It is rich in vitamin C, it lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, manages pain from arthritis, helps weight loss attempts, detoxifies the body, reduces high blood pressure, and promotes overall health.


Ginger is full of antioxidants that help to kick-start your metabolism and eliminate toxins. It's also one of nature's natural decongestants.

Known for its therapeutic property, lemon helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier. The health benefits of lemon include its use as a treatment of indigestion, constipation, throat infections, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, burns, rheumatism, respiratory disorders, obesity, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Blessed Happy Easter !

 Colorful Home-Made Easter Eggs

Resurrection Sunday popularly known as EASTER SUNDAY is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar.  It is the day of rejoicing that comes at the end of the forty (40) days of prayer, fasting and penance called Lent.  It is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead which highlights God's enduring promise of a new and eternal life and salvation.

Yesterday,  my step mom and I prepared some easter eggs for the children in our neighborhood.  We enjoyed decorating the eggs and finished at around 1:30 AM.  We added some other treats for the children.

 Other treats for the children - chocolates and biscuits

 The Easter Eggs and goodies in beautiful laces and embroidered linens

Here are two of our dogs - Cupid and Twinkle.  Cupid  (left) seems to tell me the eggs are delicious.  See her tongue out.

We are guarding these easter eggs ! Don't Touch  !

On this day, we give thanks to Jesus Christ for giving his believers the greatest gift of all.  The gift of love, the gift of forgiveness and the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven.  May you and your family have a Happy Easter !

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Juicing For My Migraine

I have been suffering from migraine since college and it is excruciating and disabling for hours and even for days.  I have had migraine that last for three days and it is difficult especially when it strikes at work.  It is a persistent throbbing in the temples or forehead.  This type of headache cannot be terminated, it can only be relieved.  I take pain relievers like advil or dolfenal to ease the pain. When my migraine attacked, I experienced impaired vision, tearing of the eye on the side where the pain is,  numbness, nausea and vomiting.  Sometimes, I would see sparkling lights and spreading blind spots in my vision. I hate lights and noises as it makes it worst.

Right now,  I started juicing to control and hopefully get rid of this condition.   This is the migraine juicing recipe that I used : 

             *  2 Green Apples
             *  2 Carrots
             *  2 Ribs celery
             *  A thumb-size ginger root

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Love is in Belair

This is a late post but it is still the "Love Month." The members of the  Laguna Belair Senior Citizens Association Inc. painted the village red and celebrated valentines day at the Laguna Belair I basketball court last February 14, 2015 with a light dinner and dance. The village's senior association has around 140 members.

It was a fun day for seniors because of the "love" food involved.  Seniors love to get together to eat, socialize and have fun. They never need a reason to party,  they just naturally love to live it up.

Love is in the air, and they are going to put their best foot forward to impress loved ones and friends. Seniors are ready for a cool and enjoyable party and activities.

 The man in black is a dance instructor with one of the member of the association

Mama Zen dancing gracefully with a dance instructor.  She is good at ballroom dancing.

The best seniors of the night

 The seniors trying to catch up with the dance steps

Coincidentally,  that day  was also the 7th year wedding anniversary of my father and step mom.

Cupcakes with variety of flavors were served during the event.  This was my gift to my parents on their wedding anniversary.  I spent all day making those cupcakes.

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Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. ~ Walter Winchell

On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. ~ Buddha

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An administrative professional with a major in business management and working in a photovoltaic industry. My therapeutic hobby after a long stressful day is blogging. I am not really a good writer but I love to share my thoughts, ideas, cherished memories, emotions, experiences and other interesting stuffs. I am open to a wide variety of interests. I love to try new activities, visit new places and try new foods. I am definitely an animal lover (especially dogs). I love beauty in art and nature. Most importantly, I live my life based on the principle “Do unto others what you want others do unto you.” Have a great day ! View my complete profile

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