Showing posts with label history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label history. Show all posts

March 18, 2010

mash potato, rice, meat, corn bread and red cake

That was a combo meal (with a white soft drink which is not seen in an image) my DH brought for me one day last month (February) during their celebration of Black History Month at his office workplace (Department of Public Works, Los Angeles area). I do not know if this is their signature food though.. :) but the thought of he brought me such is so cool for me. :) I love the foods as it tastes good to my sense especially that is has rice.. :) Anyway, it was my first time to eat such except the corn bread, rice and mash potato but as I said my taste bud liked it though I do not know the name of the cake which has the color red. It has a sweet taste but not that so sweet. Perhaps you know the name of it, would you like to tell me (if you know it)? I will definitely buy such cake if there's some store who sells it but unfortunately I haven't seen such cake in the place we live now and I also do not know if they buy it or home made, I will then ask my DH later. Hemmm.. as of now, I want to indulge myself eating it.. lol.. I have to stop myself or else... :-(... So then, have a fun food trip this Friday folks! What have you eaten there by the way? Could you spare me some.. heheh.. just kidding.. just share it then below should you like to do so... Have a great Friday as thanks God it's triday! Happy food trip! (~_~)

February 16, 2010

As I recalled, Presidents' Day last year was Feb 16 and this year it was one day ahead which was yesterday - February 15. It fall on that day because the day was sandwich from the weekend and normally it is not on the exact date every year but it falls on the Monday on the midth of Heart Month (Feb). As what the history and fact told, this is called the "Presidents' Day" in honor of the late two presidents George Washington (The First USA President) which his birth date is February twenty-second (22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (The 16th USA President) which he was born in the ninth (9th) day of February. Though they are not in this world anymore (deceased), yet we celebrate their birthdays (in one) because they are important persons that shaped up United States of America and one of the reasons why this nation is up today. Have a happy Presidents Day all!

July 03, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.

I wanted to post what I cooked lately the sauteed gourd/zucchini(ginisang-upo) and pork stew(apritadang-baboy) but I deleted it. I created twice but it seems not a good one--it seems my mind is not of good mood today so I will just post it on the coming days.. am not feeling well. And because today is July 4 already, I want to say "Happy 4th of July" people who live in America, Americans, and the friends of the latter who are joining to commemorate the Independence Day of America. God bless America! Kudos to the soldiers who's battling years ago in order to protect this nation and of course to the leaders who signed the petition for declaration of America from Great Britain's rule years ago in order for this nation to be free and independent from other nation's(Great Britain) rule. Happy Independence Day United States of America! Happy celebration to those peeps who believe in independence!



May 25, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.

My Music Monday for this week is "Thank You" sung by Alanis Morissette. I am an avid fan of this singer and always following her songs since I was in high school. Mostly of her songs I knew since I always listening on it. And I choose this song for this song in Thanks for the veterans and all of the people who helped America a free country and for the people who live here exercise freedom. So hang on and together let's be grateful to the peeps whom we celebrate this holiday in commemoration for them. Thanks a lot! And the following is the song:

How do you like the song folks?I hope you like as I do. muahhh

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posted by: Cacai M.

Today, Americans celebrates Memorial Day. This is a legal holiday and all of government and private offices as well as schools are closed. Some stores, malls, and markets as well are.
In commemoration of the people who fought for this country to have freedom and enjoy what we have now, together with the citizens and some-- I do salute them all! Kudos to you!
My friend Joseph in friendster wrote in bulletin the meaning behind Memorial Day and wants to pass this on, and here it is:

Though spring doesn't end until June 21, many people consider Memorial Day, which falls on May 25 this year, to be the real start of summer. To prove it, families will be heating up the grill, catching the biggest movies and enjoying the great outdoors. But Memorial Day has the word "memorial" in it for a reason.
The holiday got started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day. On May 11, 1950, Congress passed a resolution requesting that the President issue a proclamation calling on Americans to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. President Richard M. Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday in 1971. Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday of May. It is an occasion to honor the men and women who died in all wars.
Remembering Those Who Served
It is customary to mark Memorial Day by visiting graveyards and war monuments. One of the biggest Memorial Day traditions is for the President or Vice President to give a speech and lay a wreath on soldiers' graves in the largest national cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. Most towns have local Memorial Day celebrations. Here are some ways you can honor the men and women who serve our country:
* Put flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who served in wars.
* Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.
* Visit monuments dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines.
* Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
* March in a parade.

Happy Memorial Day all!

April 15, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.

When someone ask you about this folks, what comes to your mind? America or United States of America (U.S.A.) has been widely called as a "Land of Opportunity". It is indeed a land of opportunity because as I can see this is the main land in which you can have all what you wanna do, works or jobs, the awesome and fantastic views either a man -made and natural, the huge and wide buildings you can see, lots of foods (as long as you wor k), security, high technology (hi-tech), education, and stuffs here and there you can see and believe how wonderful it is as long as you get to work hard to earn money in exchange of it. Some just get a job here and after they have enough will retire and will transfer to another country wherein their money is such of higher value and live a good lives. It's only hard work is the key of this land of opportunity. I have heard and ask some of my close friends here which don't have a child yet that they prefer not to for having a child is giving all he/she needs to compete the fast-living here as to the standard. So, having a child is not as easy as abcd, needs to nurture and plan ones future. Lucky is the child for he/she is the priority in here. I also appreciate of that idea and concept for I believe that "children are the country's future". So then, how your place called folks? I believe that every country, province, city, etc has it's own name as how it is called. America is also called as a "Land of Free", wonder why? I will tackle this on the other post to answer that queue. I remember CDOC (one of the cities in P hils.) called as a "City of Golden Friendship, Davao City as "Land of Promise", Cebu City as "City Queen of the South", Camiguin as "Paradise Island", and so on.. How's yours folks, is it okey for you to share it here? Share then how your place is called as folks .....


Learning multiple language is appreciative but is it essential? Is it important to the living and such? I remember, Philippine hero Dr. Jose Rizal learned multiple languages from English to Spanish to German and such! Lots of languages he knew. As far s I knew, he travelled from one country to another, and different country has different languages so, he learned it so he could speak to locale. And now, how this affect to my subject? Is it related to the current situation folks? How did you see it as essential? For me, I find it essential as long as you want to speak to such person who has that language and knows nothing but such and the info that you want from the person is importand or some just like to be a friend of, a co-worker, classmate, seatmate, instructor, and etcetera and so forth. For business transaction too, understanding the signs, and all - this sums up to verbal communication.
Everyone got impressed to the person who knew the language that can communicate well verbally especially English for this is an international langua ge. Here in America, the language spoken is English as primary language and the other is Spanish or Latin. With this, everyone living here must know the language use even just English. The city place of community I am now speaks mostly of them Mandarin but also knows to speak English because as what I said English language is the primary and whole people understands when speaking of this language. However if you just know a little bit, knows nothing, or you just to improve your intonation, pronunciation, and some and all, you can goes to school either online or through the traditional way which is going to campus and some just have a self-study - get a cd or dvd to view and hear how it sounds and the translation. Such are all effective ways to get what you wanna know. So then folks, is it essential?

March 31, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.
Aside from writing and blogging, manual sewing, listening music, dancing, swimming, and biking, I have my new hobby now. I got a good influenced by my teacher Jackie and my two classmates which are from Thailand and China of my conversation class every Friday. At first when they talked about it and wanted to exchange stamps from my country home which is Philippines, I just said okey and the next week we met we exchanged. I was not that really fun of, I am just happy when people are happy and as long as I have it then why not, right? So then, the next session our teacher said that she will bring her collection of stamps and she did it, we saw her collections last Friday and I got fascinated how she had! A lot! there are commemorative stamps around the world but mostly made here in USA but the thing is it's so awesome how she managed to have it, it's not used stamps it's new and it is ready to use everytime she wants to use but she won't permit herself to use it for ordinary use. So there, it's some kind like of photo albums form smallest to largest and mostly are blocks of stamps. There are international famous persons, things, and events which is called "commemorative" meaning "in memory". I bet you she has lots I guess 10 albums, and also there are rare ones which of great value! She said she began to collecting stamps the time she had her baby, and now her son is already married and I bet the age is 30+ already and now her son is the one continuing to collect stamps for her. And so, I got fascinated with it that it's then sensible to me. After that school hours I dropped-by then at the USPS and buy commemorative blocks of stamps. The older the better and good if it's first class 'coz if you want to use it, the value is equivalent to the current value. But am not after of the value, what am after of is the essence and importance of it. I will then find stamps which dated the the year that I got birth and to the present. I guess it would be rare and expensive, I just try if I can have a good deal. If not, then I would love to collect the year that I got here in USA, and that would be the commemorative of my stamp collecting. The other one which I got fascinated that turned me to hobby is the post card collecting. Just like the first one, it would be then international thing. And I would love to exchange to peepz and friends who came from different countries. I guess it's just easy for me 'coz I have lots of classmates who are from different countries like China, Hongkong, Korea, Thailand, Mexico, Japan, India, Germany, Vietnam, France, Cambodia, Singapore, and more. I am only the one came from Philippines, sometimes they teach me their language which I like much so I can be multilingual. heheheh. Is that cool folks? Well then how about you, can you share your hobby to me too? Do you like commemorative stamps and post card collection?

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February 09, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.

We have no class for today for t he school I attended recognize the birthday of the 16th President here in United States of America who is Abraham Lincoln which is today. Actually everyone recognizes this but usually or should the holiday is being held on the next week- 3rd Monday of February of every year(this year- Feb. 16) in honor also of the birthday date of First USA Pres. George Washington. It is celebrated on the 16th (for Late-Presidents: Abrahan Lincoln and George Washington) though the original birthdate of Late-President George Washington is on the 22nd of this month. Many states formerly observed Lincoln's birthday have created a joint holiday to honor both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington , calling it " Presidents' Day " . So then, our school(mine) celebrates twice which is today and on the next Monday. Well then, I can do blogging and updating now, so here I am.. (~_~) .

On the other hand, as I woke up lately, I heard the big raindrops fell down under our roof and on the side of our apartment. It's been four(4) days now beginning Thursday up to this Day(Monday) and I don't know if this will continue for how many days onward. The good is there's no strong wind and the sun still shines for an hour a day, so still I saw sunshine which smiling at me lately after two hours from woke up and after an hour of sunshine, the rain started to fell down again and until now it's raining. This is the long days of raining I witness in here since last year but then I didn't feel awkward or weird since it has been forecasts in the news so it is expected.

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February 01, 2009

posted by: Cacai M.
our new television

My husband has an old-school attitude especially in technology. He just like what he has as long as it is of clear view and it has lots of channel to be viewed especially sports, news and current events, and military channel. The
day before yesterday, our television just suddenly got shut off we don't know what happened- the only clear is it was the television itself- it's not the electric current nor the cable, so it's really the main stuff. I still remember at Christmas that he wanted to buy a new one- you know we can have a good deal during holidays and some kind of blah blah that time. I just told him twice for the month will end already for January that maybe he forgot, am also excited to have a flat screen and a big lcd screen.. lol.. (~_~). Well, it didn't worked 'til the day that the stuff got shut off as I said earlier. hahahah.. He just used the other television of 20 inches(from the living room) and he can't bear to watch in a very small screen, so the next day (that was yesterday) he purchased immediately with me together with my school stuffs. So, now we have that television on the picture of 31.5 inches flat screen (it's not so very big though but good for our bedroom compared to that old 26"). But I tell you, it's very clear when its small when it's day time and there's a light but still it's more on advantage when it's big flat screen. Moreover, I can watch more on sports especially basketball, football, hockey, and baseball that we enjoy together. As well as the news and current events, Crime Scene Investigation, drama, and history series of the Kingdom of the Wind, and etc. that again- we enjoyed to watch together. Well then, happy viewing folks!

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