Jul 26, 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #19

This is my first time to participate in the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. 
So to all the WBFC participants!
Welcome to our blog!

This week's task is to follow each other's Google Friend Connect and Facebook Fan Pages. So friends, without much ado, hope you can follow us at GFC. Please click on the link at the sidebar. And you can find my Facebook Fan Page at MaiThreeBoyz or at the sidebar. 

Thanks,everyone. Hoping to get to know more of you! 

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was designed for bloggers to help each other in terms of blog followers either through Google Friend Connect and email subscribers. Get a chance to win $5.0 simply by joining. A  $20 PAYPAL cash plus banner at the sidebar of host ONLINE BIZ and RESOURCES wil be given to one lucky participant at the end of the month!

Jul 25, 2011

Justin and Jeremy : Hey Yah.

Just a quick post. Saw this on Yahoo! and wondered who these kids are. They're simply simply  ADORABLE!. 

Aren't they the cutest ever?
Even Simon and Sam agrees, with two thumbs up! 
They're Filipino twins, Justin and Jeremy.
Hope someone can tell us more about them. 

Have a great week ahead everyone!

Jul 23, 2011

DOT COM Domain with HOSTING Giveaway!!

The FILIPINA WAHM is giving away 5 dot com domains with self-hosted wordpress hosting for one year! Yes, you read it right! DOT COM domains will be given to two participants with the most number of comments and another three DOT COM domains will be raffled off to the remaining participants. Giveaway ends on August 10, 2011 at 11:59PM +8 GMT.

I have a personal blog that's on WordPress that I'm bringing out of the box because of this giveaway, lol. This is where I began before I started MaiThreeboyz. It's at redlanegeraine.wordpress.com. It's a personal blog, so topics are anything under the sun that catch my attention, trivial or not. Be prepared to read some of my angst, dreams, frustrations, and whatnot. I had left it idle for years but I would like to resurrect it and this giveaway would be a great vehicle in making that possible. 

Being a mommy is great and writing about my kids and family and motherhood is a joy for me. But there are so many things that I won't write here at MaiThreeBoyz even if I wanted to because this is my happy place. That other blog is for the Other Side Of Me. 

That said, the dot com domain that I want to win is redlanegeraine.com

So blogger friends, hope you can help me out. Your comments will greatly be appreciated. Anyone who comment will automatically be added to the blogroll of redlanegeraine.wordpress.com. Not that it's much, but you know, just a token of appreciation. 

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Jul 22, 2011

Mommy Event: Good Housekeeping Good Ideas Workshop

Let's end July with Good Ideas Workshop from Good Housekeeping!
July 30, 2011

See you there!

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Mommy Moments: Stores

This is our entry to today's Mommy Moments. Today's theme is STORES. Our favorite hangout is SM because it's very near our place. We do our groceries usually at the Hypermarket . This picture was taken in October 2010, Halloween, so that's why Simon was in his Superman costume. Sam's too big for the cart but he got tired of walking around and besides he's having fun whenever he's wheeled around. This is for for my own piece of mind too, just to make sure they (the boys) don't get lost and just so I wouldn't have to run after them a lot. 

Do you allow your kids to sit on shopping carts too, mommies? 

My boys at SM Hypermarket, our favorite store. 

Although the boys love going around the stalls and looking at the different food products, their cooperation and willingness to be "dragged around" will still depend on their moods. To make it fun, whenever we have extra budget, I let them choose any food they want that is not on the grocery list. This is not often and so it's a treat for them. They get to be part of the buying process and get a thrill picking out what they want and watching those go into the cart.

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Jul 20, 2011

Simon Draws 9

I was trying to finish up some of my transcription work but my little boy would not let me. He kept asking me to lie down and sleep. Finally, I gave him a piece of paper and a ballpen and just asked him to draw or write.

Drawing is not something new to him. He had pretty much used up almost all of the scratch papers in the house. He learned how to hold a ballpen adeptly even before he turned two. Yes, not a pencil but a ballpen. He doesn't like pencils that much. Everytime he says "Sulat" (write) we would hand him a pencil and he would refuse and say Botpen (ballpen).

Anyway, so finally, he stopped asking me to lie down and he got on with his drawings. A few minutes later,  thinking that he was TOO quiet, I turned around and look at his drawing. I was speechless for a moment. I think he actually drew what we had been watching on DVD for days now -- the characters of  the movie 9.

9 and his friends were attacked by a larvae like monster
I thought it was just coincidence, but then I saw another character of the movie on the same paper.

Simon's drawing of  the character "1" in the movie "9".
Do you see the resemblance? What I am happy about was that my 2 year old (almost three) is drawing from memory and has a name for everything he draws. I hope he will continue to love drawing and the arts as he grows up. Who knows, he might be a future National Artist. Ha ha, I'm daydreaming again.

This my entry to this week's Kids In Doodles
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Jul 16, 2011

Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaway - SUCCESS!

This is my entry to Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaway Week 7. This week’s prize is one year free blog hosting from Ma Belle of Success Box.

Finally, we are now at maithreeboyz.com! It took me a long time to get here. Thanks to a generous blogger who shared the $1.99 code at Pinoy Bloggers, I was finally convinced that it's time to get our own domain name. At $1.99, why not, coconut? 

I never though that the process was so nerve-wracking. For a first-timer at least. What the h*** (oops, I forgot this is a mommy blog) do I know what a CPanel is or what an A address is? There was a tutorial at Blogger Help but the wording was different for every domain site, I guess. I followed the instructions but I was too afraid to click on the Save button for fear of making a mistake. It took me thirty minutes and when I finally did, I waited agonizingly for around 30 minutes more for the transfer to be complete. And then finally, SUCCESS. And I thought it would take days. 

When I look back, I can't help but laugh at myself. :)) I wanted to transfer to WordPress at some point in time or if and when I win in Techie She's Weekly. But I don't think I can handle that kind of thing again. Whew! So I'll stay for now at Blogger and see how it goes. 

Jul 8, 2011

Mommy Moments: Parks

Hello, fellow mommies! I'm glad to be back here at Mommy Moments after a month of  absence. I'm sure I missed so many stories.

The topic today is parks. We don't have too many pictures of us in parks but you can visit my 2009 post of Manila Ocean Park HERE and of  Children's Playground in Luneta HERE

Here are some photos of Basti in one of his field trips. 

Left side: 
Pinaglabanan Shrine or El Deposito
A water reservoir under the ground during the Spanish Era.  

At bottom right: Luneta Park 

Few moments of fun at the Manila Children's Playground.

And finally, a dash of cuteness from Sam at Manila Children's Playground. 

Happy weekend everyone!
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Sixteen Years Ago

This is a picture of hubby and I sixteen years ago, taken during a hike with former co-workers in Antipolo. There was a river there they call Tabing Ilog, so named after the then popular Pinoy TV teen show in the 90s. I don't know if that river still exists but we really had a great time there. 

The girl in red is one of my closest friends at my work back then. I'm the one on the right. Sixteen years ago,  I was skinny. Now, when I look at the mirror, I don't see the old me anymore, not even a glimpse of that skinny girl.

The kids saw this photo and they were quick to point out where their Papa was. And they couldn't find me. When we pointed out that was me beside the girl in red, Simon keep saying, "No, hindi Mama, di Mama." (Not Mama, not Mama). We laughed hysterically -- of course, at my expense.

Huhum, I badly need to lose weight.


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Jul 7, 2011

Techie She’s Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week No. 6

This is my entry to Techie She’s Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week No. 6. This week’s prize is one year free blog hosting sponsored by MaBelle of MB’s Tips, Thoughts and Reviews

I have spent most of my hours today tweaking this blog. I wanted it to look better and gosh, I can't afford a blog makeover yet. So I did the next best thing, I tweaked it myself. 

I don't know anything about HTML codes but good thing Mr. Google is always available to help me find good tips and tutorials on how to put borders on the body of my posts and on the sidebar. Finally, after hours and hours of labor and transcribing in between (or I should say, after hours and hours of transcribing and messing with the code in between just in case my boss reads my posts), I was able to make the borders look the way I want it to look. I am so please with myself. Now, all I need is a good and beautiful blog header. 

Hey, I know, this is not much for some people but this is really an accomplishment for me.  

What do you think, guys? Do you have any other tips for me?  

Jul 1, 2011


Hello! I think I'm back! For good. 

Let's start off July by joining the birthday celebrants' - Sam, Ms. Kaye and Mommy Rubz - giveaway, the much awaited Bonggang Birthday Bash! A total of $800 worth of cash and prizes are up for grabs in this exciting contest, including free domains and free hosting!

Just take a look at these:


$100 CASH


$80 CASH


$60 CASH



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